YJS: Houthi militia commits 62 violations against press freedom
The Yemeni Journalist Syndicate (YJS) said on Tuesday that it has documented 62 violations committed by Iran-backed Houthi militia against press freedom and media staff during the first half of 2019.
Documented violations committed by the Houthi militia included killing two media workers, trailing 11 others in addition to 22 violations of assault and blocking news websites.
In its report for the first six months of 2019, the YJS pointed out that hundreds of journalists and media institutions were victims of various Houthi violations including murder, assault, threat, confiscation, torture and blocking news websites.
“13 journalists are still in prisons of Houthi militia, most of them since 2015,” according to the report.
About 1,000 journalists work in media institutions ,television, radio and newspapers, in areas controlled by the Houthi militia are living in hard conditions that threat their lives and also their families