Nobel peace laureate wants Yemen probe

2011-11-28 21:41

The Hague - Nobel peace laureate Tawakkul Karman is urging the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into the violent crackdown on dissent in Yemen.

Karman is visiting the court to present Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo with a file on crimes she said were committed by the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh stepped down last week in a deal that promised him immunity from prosecution.

But Karman said Monday she was at the court "to tell them, 'don't allow any one to give Saleh and his regime any immunity.'"

Karman won the Nobel Peace Prize this year for her role in the protest movement that forced Saleh's ouster.

Yemen is not a member of the court, meaning it cannot investigate crimes there unless ordered to by the Security Council.

Read more on:    ali abdullah saleh  |  tawakkul karman  |  yemen  |  uprisings  |  yemen protests
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