Friday, April 24, 2015

Tawakkol Karman calls for ousted Yemeni President Saleh to be put on trial


Tawakkol Karman
Tawakkol Karman

Yemeni human rights activist Tawakkol Karman yesterday called for ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to be tried for his crimes against the Yemeni people instead of granting him immunity.
The Yemeni activist and Noble Prize laureate wrote on Facebook: "I demand that ousted President Ali Saleh be tried in Yemen for his horrendous massacres and crimes of corruption against the Yemeni people during his rule."
Karman said she rejects the idea of Saleh being granted immunity or being deported to a secure place as part of any political settlement.
Previously, a United Nations Security Council resolution called on Saleh to leave Yemen.
News reported claimed that Saleh accepted the UN resolution and that he and his family left Yemen late on Wednesday night on a private jet to an unknown location.
On the same day, Yemen's 24 news site reported that an Omani private jet would land at Sanaa International Airport to transfer the ousted president and his family out of the country as part of a settlement agreement.

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