Freedom of journalists kidnapped by Houthi militia

Gulf European Centre for Human Rights


Urgent Human Rights Report


Freedom of journalists kidnapped by Houthi militia


27th April 2019


The Gulf European Centre for Human Rights (GECHR) has submitted an urgent human rights report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on behalf of the families of 10 journalists kidnapped by the Houthi militia in Sana’a. The journalists have been subjected to physical and psychological torture for weeks in the Political Security Prison in Sana'a. And subjected them to interrogation sessions, during which they were beaten and tortured individually and collectively and transferred them to solitary cells and stepped up from the brutality of dealing with them until their clothes and medicines have confiscated by the militia.

The name of journalists, who have been tortured by Houthi militia:

Mr Abdul Khaleq Omran, Tawfiq Al-Mansouri, Hassan Aanab, Harith Hamid, Hisham Tarmum, Akram Al-Walidi, Hisham Al-Yusufi, Esam Balghith, Haitham Al-Shehab and Salah Al-Qaidi.

GECHR called on international and human rights organisations to intervene and stop Houthi crimes against journalists in Yemen and to rescue journalists and other activists kidnapped by the militia since 9 June 2015.



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