Appeal and Death Sentence
The family of the victim decided to appeal the verdict to demand that the death penalty be implemented against the convicted. The prosecuting lawyer, Khaled al-Ansi, said, ”The verdict is a big scandal” and “The trial was not fair, and was not secure, the Judge was afraid. The verdict will lead to the emigration of the remaining Jews from Yemen.” The rabbi of the Jewish community in Amran, Yahya Yaeish, said “The verdict will encourage more killings of Jews.”
On June 21, 2009, the appeals court sentenced al-Abdi to death. His lawyers responded that they would take the case to the country's Supreme Court.
In April 2011, it was reported that al-Abdi bribed prison guards and had escaped from prison with ten other inmates.
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