October 31st, 2010
08:19 AM ET

Female engineering student arrested in alleged terror plot

A female engineering student has been arrested in Yemen as authorities investigate an apparent plot to bomb airplanes with devices hidden inside computer printers, a Yemeni human rights lawyer said.

Hanan Al-Samawi is a fifth-year student at Sanaa University, in Yemen's capital, said Abdul-Rahman Barman. The student's mother, Amatulillah Mohammed, has also been arrested, Barman told CNN, calling the arrest of the mother illegal.

The lawyer and human rights activist does not know where the mother and daughter are, he said, adding that authorities holding them in an unknown location "is a criminal act."

The student's father, Mohammed Al-Samawi, said she is innocent, according to Barman. READ FULL STORY


Filed under: Terrorism • Yemen
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  1. Gilbert

    Mehdi General Dr. Bad has fantasies that he has an army nurse. He may have a blow up doll but no army nurse. Dr. Bad, do something useful for once and donate a pint of blood to a dog, maybe it won't get rejected.

    October 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. phil

    DR. Bad sounds a lot like Boris Bettenoff from the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon. Really. Try reading his posts aloud with a Russian accent. Maybe his make-believe nurse is Natasha?

    November 1, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. what

    To big james they are alloed to kill any that does not beleive,they not allowed to kill in their homes that what sacred Masjiad means,they beleive it would bring bad luck to they family because blood has germs just like pork and dogs

    November 1, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. what

    Bomb them all do you know they are allowed here as refugees,one million muslim allowed in the usa this year

    November 1, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. The Dude

    Mao was correct... religion is poison.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Dan

    @Phil, If you are going to quote the Koran, you might expand your references.

    The verse right before the one you quoted:

    "You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you, but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors."

    The 2 verses later:

    "If they refrain, you shall not aggress; aggression is permitted only against the aggressors."

    Taken out of context, your quote might seem a commandment to kill freely, but with this other information, does it not sound a little more reasonable? Kind like "An eye for an Eye?"

    November 1, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. The Dude

    @Dan... That's just how Phil is... He's not exactly a deep thinker that digs deeper than a headline.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
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