By: Hassan Al-Haifi
During the UN Security Council ceremonial session held in Sana’a on the 27th of January 2013 as support for the Yemnei Coalition Government presided by President Abdu-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Tawakkul Kaman, the Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate (among 3) for 2011, Tawakkul Karman demanded that Former President Ali Abdullah cease all political activities and let the Government carry on its functions. Saleh was booted out of office by the Yemeni Peaceful Youth Revolution in November 2011, which was formulated by the now despised Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and the United Nations Security Council Resoultions 2014 and 2051 for 2011 and 2013 respectively. The latter three had put in place a much hated immunity clause for the ruthless ruler and most of the icons of his horrendously corrupt regime that ruled Yemen from 1978 to 2011. These regional and international instruments basically kept the regime intact, dismissing only Saleh while the operations of the Government continue with business as usual under the Saleh regime. Saleh continues to weild significant influence as his Genreral People’s Congress ‘party’ and its allies continue to hold the lion’s share of the Cabinet and a sizable share in the National Dialogue Committee.
البيان الصحفي والكلمة التي القتها الأخت توكل موجودة في الرابط أعلاه. بالعربية والإنجليزية.
The link above gives TK’s press release and statement to UNSC in both Arabic and English.