We issued the following statement in response to local
press reports that Muhammad al-Maqaleh, editor of the Yemeni Socialist Party news Web site Aleshteraki
, has been released for what the reports described as “health and humanitarian reasons.” Al-Maqaleh was kidnapped in September 2009 but appeared in government custody in February and alleged that he had been tortured. The release comes one week after CPJ called on President Saleh of Yemen to release a number of journalists who are in custody. At least two other journalists remain in custody...