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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 04:56 AM
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UN warns Yemen amnesty plan 'breaks human rights law'
Source: BBC

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said Yemen must ensure that anyone who committed crimes during recent anti-government protests will face justice.

Ms Pillay said a proposed deal granting amnesty to all involved in the unrest would break international law. <snip>

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to stand down in February on condition that he and his family are granted immunity from prosecution.

Yemen's anti-government protests began in January 2011 amid the wave of regional uprisings. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured as security forces cracked down on the unrest.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16452568
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 09:08 PM
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1. I wonder which nation in the UN is in a position to pontificate about human rights violations?
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