Yemen charges US-born cleric with terrorism-related activities

[JURIST] Yemeni prosecutors on Tuesday charged US citizen and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], with incitement to kill foreigners. Awlaqi, a suspected member of al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] who is believed to be hiding in Yemen, was charged [CNN report] in absentia. US officials have labeled Awlaqi as a terrorist and have placed him on a list to be captured or killed. Awlaqi is believed to be linked to Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood…

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