Friday, December 9, 2011

Yemen prison riot leaves 2 inmates dead

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press
Friday, December 9, 2011
SANAA, Yemen (AP) --A Yemeni security official says a prison riot in Sanaa has left two inmates dead and three guards injured.
The official says a Friday demonstration by inmates of a prison in the Yemeni capital against poor treatment turned violent, after police tried to disperse the crowd using water cannons and tear gas.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to the media.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country demanding that outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh be put on trial.
Saleh was guaranteed immunity from prosecution as part of a U.S.-backed deal signed last month, which allows him to step down after 33 years in power.

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