Monday, January 9, 2012

Yemen approves immunity law for Saleh

News Date: 9th January 2012

Yemen's new coalition government has approved an immunity law for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh which will now be voted on by Parliament.

The immunity law was stipulated by the power transfer deal signed by the president and the opposition coalition in Saudi Arabia late last year. Under the deal, parliament members must adopt the immunity law before Saleh resigns.

Earlier on Sunday, about 3,000 protesters arrived in the capital, Sanaa to demand Saleh’s prosecution. They had marched 250 kilometers from the north-western province of Al Hodayda.

Protesters chanted slogans against the power transfer deal and demanded Saleh’s trial. Hundreds of security soldiers accompanied the march as it entered Sanaa.

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