More help from an “ally.” From UPI, :
Sanaa, , May. 6 (UPI) — Yemen said Thursday it will not extradite a Yemeni citizen accused by the United States of terrorism and loyalty to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Prime Minister Abdel Kader Bajamal was quoted by the weekly “September 26” saying Sheik Abdel Majid al-Zandani, who figures on a U.S. list of wanted terrorists worldwide, should be tried in Yemen if accusations against him proved to be correct.
“The Yemeni Republic cannot extradite any of its citizens to a foreign country, be it Sheik al-Zandani or anyone else,” Bajamal said, stressing the United States’ request to extradite him is “totally rejected.”
U.S. authorities accuse al-Zandani, a Sunni Muslim cleric, of being a fervent follower of bin Laden and having a long history of backing al-Qaida and mobilizing terrorists.