Yemen

Journalists in Yemen continue to face severe threats in carrying out their work

Journalist Adeeb Al-Janani hit by shrapnel and killed while on duty; Journalist Tawfiq Mohammed Al-Mansouri, who is appealing a death sentence handed down in April 2020, is suffering a serious deterioration of his health in prison in Sana’a; journalist Mohammed Ali Al-Maqri released from the Political Security prison in Ma’rib. Read more

Journalists in Yemen continue to face severe threats in carrying out their work

Journalists under constant attack; four journalists sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial

The Specialised Criminal Court in Sana'a sentences four journalists (Akram Al-Walidi, Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hareth Hamid and Tawfiq Al-Mansouri) to death and six others to jail terms; Security forces in Marib Governorate released photojournalist Radwan Al-Hashedi, after he was arrested on 8th July 2020 upon arrival at Sayyun Airport; 30 people who were tried for expressing their opinions on issues of public interest and for their criticism of the de facto Houthi government sentenced to death while 6 are acquitted Read more

Journalists under constant attack; four journalists sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial

Journalists sentenced to death; rights groups call for release of prisoners amid COVID-19 breakout

The Specialised Criminal Court in Sana’a sentences four journalists to death on allegations of espionage; Six other journalists who were tried in the case convicted of publishing fake news and freed for time served; United Nations Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen urges all parties to the conflict in Yemen to immediately release all detainees Read more

Journalists sentenced to death; rights groups call for release of prisoners amid COVID-19 breakout

Activists, journalists and protesters facing continued restrictions by parties to the conflict

Newspaper distribution suspended in the wake of COVID-19; Death sentence upheld for prisoner of conscience; HRDs and journalists detained; Journalist temporarily barred from travelling; Protesters facing arbitrary arrests Read more

Activists, journalists and protesters facing continued restrictions by parties to the conflict

Conflict intensifies, more journalists killed

As the conflict intensifies, 13 million Yemenis are at risk of starvation. Journalists killed in airstrike, while the UN human rights council extends the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) in Yemen for another year. Read more

Conflict intensifies, more journalists killed

Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

As we've previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the conflict in Yemen shows no sign of abating as civilians, journalists, human rights defenders and humanitarian workers continue to be killed, disappeared and targeted. Fierce ground and air attacks in the raging battle to retake western coastal governorates from Houthi armed groups has led to dire conditions people trapped amid the conflict. In this highly dangerous context, credible documentation of human rights abuses perpetrated against civil society have been reduced to a trickle. Read more

 Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

CIVICUS Monitor speaks to award-winning Yemeni WHRD

Radhya Al-Mutawakel is an internationally-recognised woman human rights defender (WHRD), honoured for her and her organisation's work to document human rights abuses in the face of escalating risks and grave danger in Yemen. To find out more about her work, the CIVICUS Monitor recently spoke to the WHRD to learn more about the issues and challenges facing civic and human rights groups in Yemen. Read more

CIVICUS Monitor speaks to award-winning Yemeni WHRD

UN appoints group of experts to investigate human rights violations in Yemen

A resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council mandates a group of international experts to investigate abuses by all parties to the conflict in Yemen. Read more

 UN appoints group of experts to investigate human rights violations in Yemen