Yemen

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

Armed gunmen abduct journalist as Yemen conflict rages on

Journalists and human rights activists continue to be subject to human rights violations. Read more

 Armed gunmen abduct journalist as Yemen conflict rages on

Journalist sentenced to death in a trial marred by a non-transparent judicial process

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that on 12 April 2017, journalist Yahya Al-Jubaihi was sentenced to death by a state security court in Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthis. Read more

Journalist sentenced to death in a trial marred by a non-transparent judicial process

Human rights groups call for independent inquiry into journalist's death

On 5th February 2017, the results of the autopsy of a famous journalist who died in late December were released, suggesting he was poisoned. He had published numerous news stories and articles about corruption in Yemen. Several foreign journalists were banned from entering the country to document the effects of conflict. Read more

Human rights groups call for independent inquiry into journalist's death

Kidnapped journalist tortured as writer survives assassination attempt

On 29th November a journalist kidnapped by Houthi rebels was subjected to torture while on 29th December a writer survived an assassination attempt. Read more

Kidnapped journalist tortured as writer survives assassination attempt