Almotamar.net, Saba - President Ali Abdullah Saleh received in Sana'a Tuesday Sheikh Mohammed al-Mouayad and his aide Mohammed Zayed, who returned home on Tuesday from the United States of America following their release at the end of last week. .
President Saleh welcomed warmly al-Mouayad and Zayed, who have been released last Friday, congratulating them on arrival to their homeland, after being detained unfairly.
The President considered their release as a victory for justice and human rights and a result of Yemen's follow-up to their case from the early days. Saleh thanked the American administration, particularly President Barack Obama for freeing them in response to demands of the country that was very confident of their innocence.
Al-Mouayad voiced his appreciation of the President's efforts and contacts with the concerned authorities in the USA, expressing his thanks defense team that has succeed to reach to the release decision.
Al-Mouayad and his personal aide Zayed have arrived in Sana'a on Tuesday morning.
Ministers of Foreign, Endowments and Guidance and Human Rights as well as Yemeni clerics and MPs and Shoura Council members were on top of the receivers.
Hundreds of Yemeni people have flocked to the Sana'a International Airport receiving them.
On Monday, the two landed in Dubai on a stopover coming from the US.
The two were ordered freed last Friday after they pleaded guilty to some charges against them and sentenced to time served since they were arrested in Germany and extradited to the US in 2003.
The two were arrested in Germany and extradited to the US in 2003 where they have been jailed for more than 6 years.
They faced terrorism charges including providing material support for organizations designated by the US as terrorist.
In 2005 Al-Mouayad and Zayed were sentenced to 75 and 45 years in prison respectively.
In October 2008, the convictions were overturned for them with the US later saying a retrial would be set for the two in 2009.
The health of al-Mouayad, in his 60s, has deteriorated while in prison and he underwent some surgeries.
GPC celebrated its 32 anniversary where it was found on August 24, 1982 as the first Yemeni political organization with the participation of all political forces.
celebratory events of the GPC were celebrated in the Sana'a and its branches in various governorates of Yemen.
Military units of the second Military Region raided on Monday a villa in 60 street in Mukala, which was used as a den by a terrorist cell to carry out terrorist acts.
A military source at the Military Region command said on Tuesday that the military forces surrounded the villa after receiving the information about the existence of a terrorist cell and clashed with the terrorists.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demanded on Monday Yemeni authorities to immediately increase protection for media workers in the country.
IFJ's renewed appeal is following an escalation in attacks over the last few days, including the murder of a senior journalist.
According to the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), Abdul-Rahman Hameed Aldin, who worked for Sana'a Radio, was shot in the head last Friday [15 August] by an armed group in the capital Sana'a. He was taken to hospital where he passed away the following day.
GPC Leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the brotherly feelings the leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who have expressed strong disapproval and condemnation of the criminal and terrorist attempt that targeted his life through the tunnel, which was dug to his home.
An official military source at the First Military Region said Sunday that the army forces raided on Saturday night a terrorist cell in the city of Cotton and killed four terrorists and arrested five others.
Security forces have destroyed three car bombs in the Sixty-Meter Street in Mukalla, Hadramout governorate before arriving their targets, a military source said on Thursday.
The source said that a number of terrorists were killed and three soldiers wounded during their clashes with the terrorist attackers.
The defense ministry announced to reinforce the armed forces after the militants have killed 14 soldiers near Shibam city, Hadramout governorate.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi along with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh performed on Monday the prayer of Eid al-Fitr at Al-Saleh Mosque in the capital Sana'a.
The Eid prayer was also attended by parliament Speaker, Yahya al-Raei his deputy Hamir al-Ahmer, President Hadi's advisors, and Prime Minister's deputies, Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr and Abdullah Mohssen al-Akwa'a, besides a number of ministers, military and security leaders, the heads of the political parties, civil society organizations, and social, political and cultural figures.
Assistant General Secretaries and head of the GPC regulatory agency sent telegrams of congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on behalf of all the leaders of their regulators sectors to the leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, GPC Chairman, and to Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi - President of Yemen and First Deputy Chairman of the Conference GPC, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.