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UN backs Yemen transition,
thousands protest Saleh immunity

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/27/2013 9:01:40 PM

A Security Council team pledged support for Yemen´s political transition in a rare visit to Sanaa Sunday that drew thousands to the streets to demand the scrapping of immunity for ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh under a UN-backed deal. (Snip) "The people want to put the killer on trial," chanted the demonstrators, referring to Saleh who was eased out of office in February 2012 after three decades of rule following the UN-backed and Gulf-brokered deal. Demonstrators also called for a "return of funds stolen by the former president and his family." The Youth of the Revolution, a group that was the main

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As the UN attempts to broker a deal to remove ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, some of the wiser people are not having it. They want to put him, and probably some of his relatives on trial for murder as well as they want the money that Saleh has probably stolen from Yemen´s treasury. This is what Arafat did. Meanwhile many are killed today in Egypt causing Morsi to declare a state of emergency in three major cities.

Will ABC´s Kroft have any serious questions for 0bama & PIAPS on these current inflamed regions?/S

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ym.html

      


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