Legitimacy, Houthis compete in violations against journalists

English - الثلاثاء 09 أبريل 2019 الساعة 05:32 م
Aden – NewsYemen.net

In its latest report on Media Freedoms in Yemen, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate monitored 28 cases of violations against journalists during the first quarter of the current year, including 6 cases of abduction and arrest.

The Syndicate pointed out that the Houthi militias committed 17 cases of violations of the total violations by 61%, while the government in its various formations committed 10 cases by 36%, and a private body committed one case by 3%.

The syndicate recorded 4 cases of attacks on journalists and media workers, including three cases on journalists, one case on a house of a journalist,  the government bodies committed three attack assaults by 75%, while the Houthi militias committed one case by 25%.

The syndicate said that 15 journalists were kidnapped, 14 were kidnapped by the Houthi militias and live in poor conditions at jails and deprived of their rights to medical treatment and health care.

A journalist was kidnapped  in Hadramout province in mysterious abduction conditions since 2015.

The syndicate monitored 11 cases of trial and investigation, including 10 cases were done by the Houthi militias against journalists who were kidnapped since 2015.

The detainees were represented before the Specialized Criminal Prosecution (State Security) run by the Houthi militias after a series of disappearances, and torture.

The syndicate documented the killing of one journalist, Zeyad al-Shara'bi, who was killed in a booby-trapped motorbike blast in Mocha district in Taiz province.

The syndicate recorded three cases of blocking electronic websites done by the Houthi militias, which control the Ministry of Telecommunications in the Capital Sana'a.

The syndicate monitored a case of torture of the journalist Sabri bin Makhashin in Hadramout province, which was implicated by security agencies affiliated with the Legitimate government.