Friday, December 23, 2011

Yemen: Thousands gather to demand Saleh trial

Sanaa, 23 Dec. (AKI) - Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters gathered following Friday prayers in support of marchers who are demanding that president Ali Abdullah Saleh stand trial.
Around 3,000 others continued a march from the Yemen's south in the direction of capital Sanaa demanding that outgoing president Saleh face trial for killing anti-government protesters. The march is expected to conclude Saturday.
"The world should see us walking a distance of 255 kilometres to continue the uprising which would bring us justice, freedom and the decent life which the regime deprived us from for decades," said Natheer al-Asbahi, one of the marchers, in a report by the dpa new agency.
The objective of the protest is to strip Saleh of the immunity he was granted in a recent agreement linked his resignation and the transfer of power.

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