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Stalled terror trials fuel anti-U.S. rage

A backlash against the United States is gaining strength in a country that is considered vital to the American antiterrorism campaign. In the impoverished Arab country of Yemen, where fugitive terrorists are believed to have found haven in lawless tribal regions, there is growing resentment of U.S. pressure tactics that have left scores of Yemenis languishing in jail for years without a trial. At a time of widespread anger at the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and an American missile attack that killed six people in Yemen last November, the hostile mood could hamper Washington’s efforts to track down the followers of Osama bin Laden, who remains popular in Yemen, the homeland of his ancestors. At least 190 Yemenis are currently in custody on suspicion of terrorist activities, and most have been imprisoned in miserable disease-ridden conditions for months or years without charges or trials. Full Story

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