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Yemen to pass Saleh immunity bill

01-12-2012 14:33 BJT

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Yemeni officials have said that a draft immunity law for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh is due to pass through parliament on Wednesday. Thousands have gathered across the country protesting the controversial move.

The law would grant Saleh immunity over the killing of protesters during an 11-month anti-government protests, despite criticism from the UN.

The law was first approved by the opposition-led coalition Cabinet on January 8th, in line with a Gulf-brokered plan and signed by Saleh and the opposition in 2011.

Under the deal, the Yemeni parliament would adopt Saleh's immunity law before his resignation.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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