Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the capital, Sana'a, for the United States to receive medical treatment.

Saleh says his US journey is for medical treatment and he will return home to continue leading the ruling party. Saleh has been granted full immunity from prosecution, based on a parliamentary law. It was approved on Saturday, under an Arab-initiated power-transfer deal backed by the US. The law also grants limited immunity to Saleh's aides.

It sparked widespread protests by the people who want Saleh to stand trial. They blame him for deadly crackdown on months of anti-regime rallies.

Nearly, two thousand people have lost their lives. The protesters also accuse Saleh of leading a corrupt government during his long-time rule.

Press TV talks with Mark Glenn, with the Crescent & Cross Solidarity Movement, to shed more light on the issue.