IFJ demands release of tortured Yemeni journalists
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A Yemeni man reads a local newspaper with a front-page picture of the second-highest ranking leader of the Houthi group, in Sana'a, 24 April 2018, Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

The IFJ urges the UN special envoy to “bring their full authority and the powerful array of legal tools at their disposal to demand the immediate and non-negotiable release” of the abducted journalists.

Displaced women forced by fighting to flee their homes in Hodeidah gather to register at a displacement center in Sana'a, Yemen, 17 November 2018, Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

The rights defenders were both summoned by the Houthi-held National Security Office in Sana’a for a meeting, were arrested on arrival and held incommunicado without having access to their families or a lawyer.

A humanitarian convoy of the UAE Red Crescent arrives in Mokha, Hodeida province, Yemen, 22 June 2018, STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

Journalist Faisal Al-Dhahbani said that he and cameraman Ziad al-Sharaabi went to a restaurant to have dinner where a nearby motorcycle exploded, killing al-Sharaabi and six other civilians while injuring many more.