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Thousands protest Saleh immunity

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 01:03

Nov. 25 - Yemenis demonstrate against a Gulf-brokered deal in which President Saleh will leave power but be immune from prosecution. Lily Grimes reports.

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Thousands fill the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, angry that President Saleh looks set to receive immunity from prosecution. The deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf neighbours, was signed by Saleh on Wednesday. It sees him surrender power after 33 years of autocratic rule and comes after ten months of protests demanding its end. But Yemenis are angry he will never face prosecution. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) (ANOTHER ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTER SAYING: "Regarding the guarantee, it is completely rejected. We will not abide by that. International laws do not allow this at all. Rights cannot be dropped like that." If the deal goes ahead, Saleh will become the fourth Arab ruler brought down by mass demonstrations that have reshaped the political landscape of the Middle East. Lily Grimes, Reuters

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Thousands protest Saleh immunity

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 01:03