Yemen Rescinds Full Immunity

    Members of Yemen's Parliament raise their hands to vote in favour of a law giving veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution in return for stepping down under a Gulf-brokered transition deal in the capital Sanaa on January 21, 2012. The law adopted gives Saleh, in power since 1978, "complete" immunity, and also offers partial protection from legal action to his aides. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Yemen’s Parliament on Saturday passed a new amendment to limit the sweeping immunity law put in place in November as part of a deal to get President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power. The new agreement will limit the immunity for “political” crimes committed by Saleh’s officials if there is proof of “acts of terrorism.” But Saleh himself will still enjoy full protection. The embattled president agreed in November to step down after 33 years in power.

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