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Yemen urged to reject amnesty law for President Saleh and aides

Headline Title:  Yemen urged to reject amnesty law for Saleh 09 January 2012 Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni parliament to reject a draft law granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution, after Yemen’s cabinet approved the controversial bill on Sunday.The draft law, which the country’s parliament is expected to ratify in the coming days, grants President Saleh and anyone who has worked under him amnesty for any crimes committed during his 33-year rule. An additional clause in the bill means it will be impossible to repeal the law once it…

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