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

2017-08-20

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

2017-06-22

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

2017-06-09

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

2017-02-10

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

2016-12-21

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

2016-10-27

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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