April 17, 2024
Yemen: freedom of expression in danger: journalists victims of attacks by Houthi militias and international complicity
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Yemen: freedom of expression in danger: journalists victims of attacks by Houthi militias and international complicity

Yemeni journalists have faced tragic circumstances since the coup by Houthi militias with Iranian backing against legitimate authority. Journalists have become victims of attacks and international complicity, according to the testimony of a member of the Yemeni Journalists’ Union, Nabil al-Asidi, who revealed the presence of more than 1,400 cases of violations against them, killing 46 of them, a terrifying number.

Indeed, Al-Aosaidi revealed during a symposium entitled “Houthi militias and continuing violations against journalists and the press” held in Geneva on Thursday, September 23, that many journalists have been assaulted and 4 journalists face execution, in the silence of the international community which refuses to deal seriously with this problem.

He pointed out that 2015 was the worst year in the history of violations and press freedom in Yemen, explaining that armed groups raided media institutions, shutting down some and blocking dozens of media sites. information. He held the Houthi militia responsible for what happened to reporters

For his part, the director general of information of the Yemeni satellite channel, Tawfiq Al-Sharabi, confirmed that the militia took control of the official channels, including Al-Yaman TV, Aden, Al-Iman and Al-Emadi, pointing out that since the coup, employees have lost their only source of income.

He revealed that Yemeni channels were the subject of intellectual looting and self-pillage, and that the Houthis confiscated documents and video material and destroyed them, especially with regard to the Republic of Yemen, stressing that ‘no employee of Sana’a can talk about what is happening in the media anymore, because his pages are being watched.

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