Friday, 11 November 2011

Al Qaeda whips drug dealers in its "Emirates" in south of Yemen


 Source: AKI,11/11/2011
Sanaa- Al-Qaeda militants have publically whipped accused drug dealers in the southern Abyen province, warning people in the city of Jaar that they could suffer a similar punishment if they dabble in drugs, according to local media.

The insurgents Thursday afternoon warned onlookers of the whipping that a similar fate awaits them if they turn to drug use or dealing, according to newspaper Hayat Aden, citing eye witness accounts.

The suspected dealers were accused of selling hallucinogens named after figures like Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh - all Arab leaders contested by violent protests in the so-called Arab Spring revolts.

Al-Qaeda has declared an Islamic emirate is southern Yemen's Abyen province where they control considerable territory and seek to impose Sharia, or Islamic law.

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