November 20, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday released a statement calling on Yemen's National Dialogue Conference (NDC) to endorse proposed legislation that would strike down a 2012 law providing blanket immunity to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The current law grants Saleh immunity from ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 23, 2010, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down from power after a 32-year reign as the nation's leader in exchange for immunity from prosecution for alleged human rights abuses. The announcement came after months of protest in Yemen and less than a month after ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 23, 2011, the Yemeni Parliament enacted emergency measures at the request of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in an effort to end anti-government protests. The emergency laws enhanced government power to detain protestors and censor the media, and was easily adopted because many minority ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Max Slater
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) sent a letter to US officials Tuesday urging an investigation into the crackdown against protesters by forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. In a deal brokered by Middle Eastern leaders in November, Saleh agreed to give up ...[read more]
February 15, 2012
by Max Slater
A military judge on Tuesday denied the request of suspected USS Cole bomber and Guantanamo inmate Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri to question Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as a witness in his case. The judge, US Army Colonel James Pohl, did not give a rationale for his ruling, saying only that he ...[read more]
February 9, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
US and Arab Gulf states are not legally bound by a decision to grant immunity to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and should refrain from doing so, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday. Last month, the Yemeni parliament approved a bill granting complete immunity to Saleh ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Lawyers for a suspect in the USS Cole bombing being held at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion Tuesday with the military commission overseeing detainee cases seeking to subpoena the president of Yemen for questioning. Lawyers for alleged al Qaeda senior leader Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri filed the motions ...[read more]
January 22, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Yemeni parliament on Saturday approved a bill granting immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh in exchange for him stepping down. In the same bill, parliament recommended current Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi become the new president. The bill would protect Saleh against prosecution ...[read more]
January 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Yemeni officials on Thursday amended a law that would have given complete immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and all of his associates, limiting it to politically motivated crimes for Saleh's aides. The original draft of the law, which gave full immunity to Saleh and all civil, military and ...[read more]
January 10, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Yemen's newly appointed Council of Ministers on Sunday approved a draft law that would grant President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from any charges against him for alleged human rights violations from his time in office. The law also grants immunity to anyone who worked for Saleh's civil, military ...[read more]

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