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Yemen's president orders arrest of opposition tribal leader

Arab World Materials 26 May 2011 14:37
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered the arrest of the powerful opposition tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar and his brothers who supported anti-government protesters demanding the end of Saleh's rule, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Yemen's president orders arrest of opposition tribal leader

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered the arrest of the powerful opposition tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar and his brothers who supported anti-government protesters demanding the end of Saleh's rule, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

"The President has ordered the public prosecution to bring dissident Sadiq al-Ahmar and his brothers to justice for waging armed rebellion against the state," the ministry said in a short news report distributed by its mobile service, Xinhua reported.

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