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Report: 28 Violation Cases against Yemeni Journalists during 1st Quarter of 2019

A report revealed by The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) has documented a number of 28 violation cases in Yemen during the 1st quarter of 2019.

YJS said that freedom of press and speech is being undermined and violated by the warring factions in war-torn Yemen.

According to the report, of the 28 violation cases, the Houthi militia ranks top with 17 cases, an average of 61% while the internationally recognized government comes second with 10 cases, an average of 36%. Other, believed to be AQAP, comes with one case, 3%.

The report also shed light on another 15 cases of arrest since 2015, 14 of them have been imprisoned in the rebel-held Yemeni capital.

Earlier, Amnesty International said there were 17 journalists in detention in Yemen: 16 of them are detained by the Houthis, and the other one is held captive by al Qaeda.

Yemen has been ravaged by war since 2015. As many as 20000 civilians were killed, including journalists.

The conflict has pushed millions of Yemenis to the brink of mass starvation, in what the U.N. has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.


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