Yemeni Journalists Union Council member Nabil Al-Aosaidi revealed that Iranian-backed Houthi militias killed 46 Yemeni journalists and committed more than 1,400 violations against journalists.
During a symposium organized by the League for Human Rights in coordination with the Swiss Press Club entitled “Houthi militias and the continuing violations against journalists and the press in Yemen,” Al-Aosaidi stressed that the year 2015 was the worst in the history of violations against the press, underlining that press freedom in Yemen was a victim of armed groups. Media institutions raided, some closed, and dozens of news sites blocked
Al-Aosaidi reviewed the situation of Yemeni journalists and the murder, arrest, enforced disappearance and death penalty inflicted on a number of them by the Houthi militias, holding the Houthi militias responsible for the violations and attacks on journalists.
In turn, the Qarar Foundation for Media and Sustainable Development, Qarar Al-Absi, has ruled that the journalist profession in Yemen has become a crime punishable by journalists and their families. I have suffered many violations.
She said the families of the deceased journalists face difficult psychological conditions as their sons are murdered, and the families are barred from investigating the cause of the journalists’ murder, stressing that she and her sisters were the subject of numerous threats and the house was stormed and pursued by armed men, and it was also the subject of an attempted crash of a car.