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Last updated: 11:57:57 PM GMT(+03) Sunday, 27, January, 2013
 
 

Demonstration in Sana'a in full swing

 
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Determined to make an impression on foreign states officials this Sunday,Yemenis came out to protest in the capital, Sana'a, reminding local officials and foreign dignitaries they have not giving up on making their demands heard.

Demonstrators marched down Zubayri Street - one of the capital main artery - calling for deposed President Ali Absullah Saleh trial, the return of all of Yemen's lotted funds and a lift of the immunity law.

In a controversial move, Yemen's Parliament agreed in 2012 to grant former President Saleh and his cronies a full immunity blanket, protecting them from future prosecution.

Rights activists and revolutionaries have always opposed the ruling, arguing that the Yemeni revolution's very success was riding on the transitional government to offer closure to its people after a three decades' long dictatorship.

A flurry of banners read "Hey UN Security Council, the people want to trial the criminal", "We reject the immunity clause" or "UNSC, our fundamental demands do not provision for Saleh and his aides [ex-President Saleh] to enjoy his freedom and money."

The organizers of the march, distributed leaflets to protesters, enouncing their demands -- the formation of an international inquiry commission which would be put in charge of investigating all violations and crimes committed by the former regime, an immediate and global freeze of assets of all the former regime's men and the repatriation of all looted assets.

 

 

 

 


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