April 11, 2024
Yemeni journalists under Houthi-Iranian attack: violence, prosecution, and imprisonment
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Yemeni journalists under Houthi-Iranian attack: violence, prosecution, and imprisonment

A recent human rights forum in Geneva, Switzerland reviewed the grave events suffered by journalists in Yemen and attacked the systematic crackdown used by the Houthi armed movement with Iranian backing against the press from this country.

The intervention of a member of the Yemeni Journalists’ Union, Nabil al-Aosaidi, in a symposium organized by the Humanitarian League for Rights in coordination with the Swiss Press Club, entitled: Houthi militias and continuing violations against journalists and press in Yemen, said the Iranian-backed Houthi group killed 46 Yemeni journalists and committed more than 1,400 violations against journalists

He said 2015 was the worst year in the history of press violations. Stressing that press freedom in Yemen has been a victim of Houthi armed groups who raided media institutions and closed some of them and blocked dozens of news sites. And that Yemen is the most dangerous country for the lives of journalists.

Al-Aosaidi reviewed the living conditions of Yemeni journalists and the murder, arrest, enforced disappearance and death penalty inflicted on a number of them by Houthi militias. He holds the Houthi group responsible for violations and attacks against journalists.

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