News from Yemen

Yemen: Journalist Awad Kashmeem arbitrarily detained by elite security forces in Hadhramawt


In a very alarming attack against freedom of expression in Yemen, prominent independent journalist Awad Kashmeem was detained on 21 February 2018 by the Yemeni Army's elite security forces. The order…

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Yemen: Journalists Oussama Salem Almaqtari and Mohamed Al-Qadesi killed in Taiz


Yemeni journalists are facing life threating situations, as they struggle to report on the daily suffering of Yemeni people due to the civil war. The last month took a heavy toll on Yemeni media workers.…

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Yemen: Rights activist and blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy released after five months held incommunicado


On 15 January 2018, rights activist and blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy has been released after five months of incommunicado detention. Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, spokesperson for the Houthi forces said “Hisham…

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Yemeni Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Has Been Missing for 150 Days


This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, an independent, non-profit organisation that promotes freedom of expression, association and…

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Yemen: Access to Internet restricted and social media sites blocked in many cities


Since before midnight on 06 December 2017, residents of cities in Yemen have reported that they are unable to access social media sites, and that the Internet is very slow. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Yemen: Radhya Al-Mutawakel chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for October 2017


(Beirut/Cairo, 10 October 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have chosen the prominent…

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