Ali Al-Karim, Sultan of Lahej(born circa 1922), Deposed Sultan of Lahej (Yemen) 1952-58
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The sultanate of Lahej was one of the original "Nine Cantons" that signed protection agreements with Great Britain in the late 19th century and later became part of the Aden Protectorate. Britain became increasingly worried that the sultan at the time, Ali Al Karim, an Arab nationalist, would refuse to join the British-sponsored Federation of Arab Emirates of the South and had him deposed in 1958. In 1963 Lahej ended up joining the Federation and later the Federation of South Arabia before being abolished in 1967 upon the founding of the People's Republic of South Yemen, now part of the Republic of Yemen.