Houthi-Saleh militias have sent 10 abducted journalists to the Specialized Criminal Court in the capital Sana’a on Wednesday in preparation for their trial.
Women Journalists Without Chains called on the United Nations to create an international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations committed in Aden and Hadhramaut by military and security forces of the United Arab Emirates, expose the perpetrators of these violations and bring them to justice.
Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) expresses its deep concern over human rights violations committed in the Yemeni provinces of Aden and Hadhramaut, where dozens of people, including children, have been arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused in secret network of prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and Yemeni proxy forces.
Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the crime the Houthi militia and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Saleh committed today when they fired a mortar shell at a gathering of journalists while covering battles in areas to the east of Taiz province, resulting in the killing of photojournalists Wael al-Absi and Taqi al-Din al-Huthaifi and the media activist Sa’ad al-Nidhari, the amputation of the leg of Walid al-Qadasi and the injury of Salah al-Din al-Wahbani; all of them have been working for local media.
Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) condemns the threats of death and slaughter and accusations of infidelity and atheism against the female journalist Hanan Nasser by an unknown person who set a deadline for her repentance because she has been following up the cause of the assassinated activist Amjad Mohammed Abdulrahman who was accused of atheism.