The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate has confirmed that the group of journalists abducted by Ansar Allah (Houthis) in 2015 have been tortured.
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.
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.
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.
An appeal from Makhashin’s family five days after his detention stated that his health had already suffered as a result of poor conditions in prison and his ongoing hunger strike.
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike targeted Radio Hodeidah, killing at least four people, and field research assistant Kamal Al-Shawish was released.
CPJ strongly condemns the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition’s recent airstrike on a Yemeni radio station.
The Houthis detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists.
Yemeni authorities should investigate an attack on a media foundation’s offices and the abduction of at least seven people from the building.
Elite security forces of the Coalition-backed Yemeni army detained Awad Kashmeen on February 21.
One of Yemen’s most prominent political analysts and activists has been held incommunicado by Houthi rebels since 14 August 2017.
Blocking of news sites and internet shutdowns follow renewed attacks on journalists.
PEN International welcomes news of the release of prominent Yemeni journalist and writer Mohammad Yahya al-Jubaihi, who was recently pardoned by the Supreme Political Council in Sana’a.
Al-Omeisy, 38, has been an important voice in Yemen. He has used social media, tweeting in English and Arabic, to report on and analyze events in real-time, including airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.