Houthis

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Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebel group raise their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen, on February 25, 2020. The Houthis sentenced four journalists in their custody to death on April 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

CPJ calls on Houthis to reverse death sentence against Yemeni journalists, release them from custody

New York, April 11, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed alarm at a decision by the Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, to sentence Abdulkhaleq Amran, Akram al-Waleedi, Hareth Hameed, and Tawfiq al-Mansouri to death, and urged the Houthis to release them and all other journalists in their custody.

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CPJ calls on Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists are respected

CPJ thanks Yemeni Ambassador Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak for his May 2019 letter expressing concern for the welfare of journalists in areas under Houthi control, and calls on the Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists in the country are respected.

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Supporters of the Houthi movement attend a rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen's war, in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26, 2019. The Houthis are currently detaining at least 10 journalists in harsh conditions. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

CPJ calls on Houthis in Yemen to release all detained journalists

New York, May 31, 2019–The Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, should immediately release all journalists in its custody and stop its campaign of detentions and intimidation against journalists working in areas under its control, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A Yemeni student runs on September 16, 2018, at a school that was damaged last year in an airstrike during fighting between Saudi-backed military coalition forces and Houthis in the city of Taiz. A Saudi airstrike hit a Houthi-controlled radio station in Hodeida Governorate on September 16, killing three employees. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)

Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station

New York, September 17, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition’s airstrike on a Yemeni radio station yesterday. The airstrike against the Ansar Allah-controlled Al-Maraweah Radio Broadcasting Center, located in Al-Maraweah District in Hodeida Governorate, killed three employees as well as a civilian in the vicinity of the building, according…

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Houthis chant slogans in Sanaa in January 2017. A Yemeni journalist has been detained since July 22 after being stopped at a Houthi checkpoint in Rahda. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

Journalist detained by Houthis at Yemen checkpoint

Yemeni journalist Eissa Abad was stopped at a checkpoint controlled by the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, in the town of Rahda, on July 22, 2018, and detained, according to reports. The journalist was stopped while on the way to Aden, where he was due to catch a flight to Lebanon for…

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A Houthi fighter secures a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 29, 2018. The Houthis have detained at least three more journalists since late June. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Houthis detain at least three more journalists in late June and early July

The Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists–Iyad al-Wasmani, Abdulsalam al-Doaiss, and Abed al-Jaradi–between June 27 and July 7, 2018, according to news reports and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate.

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Houthi supporters demonstrate in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 15, 2018. A Yemeni journalist died June 2, soon after being released from Houthi custody. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

Journalist dies soon after release from Houthi detention

New York, June 12, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the UN Security Council to investigate the case of a Yemeni journalist who died from torture while detained by Houthi rebels, according to Nabil Alosaidi, co-chair of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate.

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A man walks through the rubble of an airstrike in Saada, Yemen on April 12. One journalist was killed and three others were injured in a missile attack in the country's Bayda province. (Reuters/Naif Rahma)

One journalist killed and three injured in Yemen missile attack

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a missile attack that killed a journalist and injured three others in Yemen today. Abdullah al-Qadry, a photographer and camera operator for the privately owned station Belqees TV, died from injuries while covering clashes in Bayda province, according to news reports.

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Houthis fighters secure a road between Hodeidah and Sanaa in Yemen on April 19, 2017. Journalists have been threatened and attacked in areas controlled by the Houthis. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

Collapse of state institutions leaves Yemeni journalists vulnerable

A journalist dies mysteriously in Yemen after receiving threats because of his work, and the resulting autopsy raises more questions than answers. A columnist in the same country is sentenced to death on espionage charges in an opaque trial.

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