Wednesday, June 1, 2022

YEMEN: Journalists at Risk of Execution - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, May 31, 2022 

 On May 29, 2022, the appeal session for four Yemeni journalists sentenced to death, namely, Akram al-Walidi, Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hareth Hamid, and Tawfiq al-Mansouri, will take place before the Huthi-run Specialized Criminal Appeals Division in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital. 

 Since their arrest in 2015, the Huthi de facto authorities have detained the journalists, holding them without charge or trial for over three years and subjecting them to various human rights abuses, including enforced disappearance, intermittent incommunicado detention and solitary confinement, beatings, and denial of access to medical care. Amnesty International calls on the Huthi de facto authorities to quash the death sentences – issued following a grossly unfair trial - and order the immediate release of the four journalists.