News from Yemen

Yemen: Human rights defender Hisham Al-Omeisy arrested and held incommunicado


Prominent human rights defender and on-line activist Hisham Al-Omeisy has been arrested by Houthi authorities and remains in detention without access to a lawyer or his family. At approximately 2:45pm…

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Yemen: UN panel discusses the ongoing attacks on public freedoms during wartime


On 20 June 2017, a panel discussion focused on the ongoing attacks on public freedoms in Yemen was held on the side lines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council currently…

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Yemen: NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years


JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial, said nine NGOs today, on the second…

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Yemen: Call for investigation into the suspicious death of journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi


An independent, impartial and thorough investigation must be opened into the death of journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi after results of an autopsy suggest he was poisoned. He was an active and prominent journalist…

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Yemen: Gulf Centre for Human Rights mourns death of independent journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi


It is with great sadness that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received news of the death of prominent journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi in Yemen. He died, on the evening of 20 December 2016 after he…

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Yemen: Freedom of expression suffering greatly during conflict, says new report on media and journalists


Media outlets and journalists are targeted, abducted or killed, as they carry out their important and legitimate work, and the right to freedom of expression is curtailed, says a new report, “Let…

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