Yemen: Saleh leaves for US, opponents protest

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January 22, 2012
Hindustan Times [India]    
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"The outgoing Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, apologised for 'any shortcoming' in his 33-year rule before leaving Yemen for the United States on Sunday, paving the way for a transfer of power after a year of unrest. ... Saleh tried to sound a conciliatory note in a farewell speech that came a day after he was granted immunity from prosecution under a law passed by parliament. ... Thousands of Yemenis protested on Sunday against Saleh's immunity and demanded he be put on trial for the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during a year of unrest that brought the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to the verge of civil war." (01/22/12)  


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