In a session of the HRC, JS reviews the reality of the press in Yemen after the militia coup.
SeptemberNet- Yemen has witnessed a sharp breakdown in freedom of opinion over the last two years, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate confirmed. Yemeni press also over the last two years has been subjected to a real massacre and a collapse in freedom of opinion.
In the past two years it has identified 23 journalists killed, 150 news sites blocked, 148 journalists’ kidnapped, detained and detained, and 19 journalists still held by Saleh- Houthi militia and a kidnapped journalist, The Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate YJS confirmed.
This came at the plenary session of the United Nations, Human Rights Council in Geneva, which focused on the situation of the press in Yemen and the severe violations against journalists.
The media and opinion leaders have been a clear target by the militias of Houthi-Saleh since the coup against the legitimate authority in September 2014, and that the closure of newspapers and news websites, and the Yemeni, Arab and international channels, the representative of the union in the session Nabil al-Asidi said.
The testimony given by Al-Asidi to the issuance of a court to follow the militias sentenced to death journalist journalist Yahya Al-Jubeihi in a secret session of his trial lasted ten minutes and the investigative journalist Mohammed Al-Absi was assassinated through poison.
The union recommended to the Human Rights Council that the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of freedom of opinion and expression be invited to visit Yemen for a closer look at the press tragedy and to report due to that.