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Yemen: Militants Should End Threat to Kill Captives

A Yemeni armed group linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula should immediately retract its threat to execute 73 captured government soldiers. Ansar al-Sharia (“Partisans of Islamic Law”) threatened to kill the soldiers if authorities do not agree to swap them for detained Islamist militants. (New York, April 25, 2012) – A Yemeni armed group linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula should immediately retract its threat to execute 73 captured government soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. Ansar al-Sharia (“Partisans of Islamic Law”) threatened to kill the soldiers…

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