The Imprisonment of Yemeni Journalist Haider Shaye

Sounds like this man was trying to get at the truth about al-CIA-duh:
JUAN GONZALEZ: Prior to his arrest, Abdulelah Haider Shaye broke a number of important stories about al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and he did the last known interview with Anwar al-Awlaki just before it was revealed that Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric, was on a CIA hit list. While Shaye often appeared on Al Jazeera and his investigative work was used by international journalists, in the eyes of the United States he was a terrorist.

This is his friend, the political cartoonist Kamal Sharaf.

KAMAL SHARAF: [translated] He was so interested in revealing the truth, to reveal the American exploitation of al-Qaeda to occupy some Islamic countries culturally and economically. What is al-Qaeda, who supports it? Why is it in a war with America? These questions were raised by all. All of us wanted to know what is going on. We were only exposed to Western media and Arab media funded by the West, which depicts only one image of al-Qaeda. We haven’t heard other viewpoints. But Abdulelah brought a different viewpoint.
Unfortunately, there wasn't anything more on this aspect of Shaye in the piece... not too surprisingly.