Yemen

Ongoing attacks on freedom of expression spark international concern

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expressed its concerns over the ongoing attacks on freedom of expression in Yemen, including imprisonment of journalists, some of whom face the death penalty for their work, as well as the murder of journalists, some of which have been killed with car bombs Read more

Ongoing attacks on freedom of expression spark international concern

Journalists and others killed and arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expr

Photojournalist Fawaz Al-Wafi found dead in his car after succumbing to numerous fatal stab wounds to his chest by unknown assailants; journalist Hala Fouad Badawi transferred from the Military Intelligence Prison to the Central Prison in Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramaut Governorate, following her arrest on 30th December 2021; Read more

Journalists and others killed and arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expr

Journalist killed in a targeted car bomb attack, WHRDs targeted and citizens executed

27-year-old journalist Rasha Abdullah Al-Harazi, who was nine months pregnant, was killed by a car bomb as she made her way to the hospital to give birth; West Capital Municipality Court of First Instance in Sana’a sentenced a model and actress, Entisar Abdulrahman Al-Hammadi, to five years in prison after convicting her of prostitution and drug use; security forces stormed the home of a human rights defender, Amatullah Al-Hammadi, in the city of Marib and arrested her Read more

Journalist killed in a targeted car bomb attack, WHRDs targeted and citizens executed

Academics, Journalists, Actors and Lawyers Targeted for Exercising Right to Freedom of Expression

Sana’a University academic, architect and online activist Dr. Mohammed Ali Naim assassinated by unidentified gunmen; journalist Fahd Yahya Al-Arhabi arrested by Houthi de-facto authorities; forces affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council storm the building of the Yemen News Agency (Saba); Read more

Academics, Journalists, Actors and Lawyers Targeted for Exercising Right to Freedom of Expression

Yemen is an unsafe place for journalists and civil society

On 18th February 2021, following direct orders issued by Governor Faraj Al-Bahssni, the security forces in Hadramaut Governorate in Yemen arrested at least 17 citizens, including two women, who participated in a peaceful gathering. The aim of the gathering, which has taken place every Thursday in front of the governorate’s headquarters in Mukalla City for the past three months, is to demand better living conditions and respect for public freedoms. Read more

Yemen is an unsafe place for journalists and civil society

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