Yemen announces general amnesty: state TV

Yemeni state television announced a general amnesty today for those who "committed errors during the crisis" that has rocked the country since January and killed hundreds.

Yemeni state television announced a general amnesty today for those who "committed errors during the crisis" that has rocked the country since January and killed hundreds.

"The President of the Republic has decreed a general amnesty for all those who have committed errors during the crisis," a graphic broadcast on the bottom of the screen said.

The pardon came as tensions in Yemen remain high after President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a deal with the opposition to step down and hand over his powers to his deputy while a new presidential poll is to take place in February.

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