Yemen holds journalists

Yemen's public prosecutor yesterday questioned two British television journalists who were arrested 10 days ago while investigating a passport and visa fraud by asylum-seekers, writes Charles Richards in London. No charges have been formally laid, and a second hearing is due on Saturday.

According to officials and others familiar with the case, Ray Shillito and Abdullahi Hassan Muhammad, of Adeni origin, entered the country on 29 September on tourist visas, without declaring themselves as journalists. They were arrested on 3 October, after being caught filming. They were working for Clark Television, an independent company, on a documentary for Channel 4.