Yemeni president pardons reporter Obama wanted kept in jail

Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, whom President Barack Obama once personally lobbied to have remain in jail, has been pardoned and released, fulfilling a months-old pledge from Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. It was unclear whether Hadi had told American authorities in advance when Shaye would be released, but the White House said in…

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