Yemen's president bedridden - officials

2011-07-02 16:04

Sana’a - Senior Yemeni officials say President Ali Abdullah Saleh has had "very limited" access to the outside world since he was flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment.

Facing months of protests calling for his resignation, Saleh suffered serious burns and other wounds in a June 3 attack on his palace in the Yemeni capital. Little information about his condition has been released.

A Riyadh-based Yemeni official said on Saturday that only relatives and Saleh's top adviser have been permitted to visit him.

Another government official in Sana’a says Saleh has been "unable to leave his bed" and has "severe and extensive burns".

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

  • M. Khoza - 2011-07-02 16:14

    Some people have hobbies of collecting stamps, some people collect coins, Saudi Arabia collects overthrown dictators.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-02 16:59

      Gotta catch them all!

  • Anton - 2011-07-03 10:13

    THAT is sooooooooooooooooooo sad.... Lets hope he will never get up again, so that this thug and his lovely family, will no longer be able to terrorize the population of Yemen !!!!!

  • WATCHMAN - 2011-07-08 11:54

    Perhaps he should look to the Bible for encouragement!

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