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Immunity law for Saleh agreed

Yemen's government yesterday passed a law granting the outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his aides immunity from prosecution, the state news agency, Saba, reported.

SANAA // Yemen's government yesterday passed a law granting the outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his aides immunity from prosecution, the state news agency, Saba, reported.

The law states that "Saleh and all people who have worked with him at the civil service, security and military during his reign are granted immunity from prosecution".

The law is part of a Gulf-brokered agreement Mr Saleh signed in November to transfer power.

Mr Saleh agreed to transfer power to his deputy, Abdurabu Mansur Hadi.

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