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UN warns Yemen amnesty plan 'breaks human rights law'
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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.

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