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Bay Area Activist Trapped in Yemen to Return Home Today

Mokhtar-Alkhanshali(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 4/7/2015) — Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a long-time Bay Area activist, will return home today after being trapped in Yemen amid recent violence.

WHAT: Media Availability for Mokhtar Alkhanshali, Returning Home After Being Trapped in Yemen
WHEN: Flight Lands at Tuesday, April 7, 11:40AM (Pacific)
WHERE: Terminal 1, Arrivals, San Francisco International Airport

SEE: Bay Area Man Trapped in Yemen Searches for Way to Leave

Hundreds more U.S. citizens have reported being trapped in Yemen through

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