In conjunction with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2nd, Abductees’ Mothers Association called out to drop the execution judgements and to stop violations against abducted journalists.
In its rally by the OHCHR office in Sana’a this morning, the association stated that it had monitored the violations against journalists, and the number of abducted journalists had mounted to 58, abducted by Houthi armed group, the government, or Southern Transitional Council forces.
The rally statement highlighted that the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana’a had issued execution judgements upon five journalists based on their occupation. While only of these journalists, Yehya Al-Jubaihi, had been released, the other four, Abdulkhaleq Amran, Akram Al-Waleedi, Tawfiq Al-Mansouri, and Alhareth Humaid, still faced the execution while being held at Central Security Prison in Sana’a, and prevented of any visits.
The statement stressed that all abducted journalists had been subjected to brutal torture, including forced disappearance. Wahid Al-Soufi, for example, had been forcibly disappeared since 2015. Moreover, the journalists, Abdullah Qabel and Yousef Al-Ayzari, were detained at targeted areas, which led to their death in the bombing of Harran, Dhamar in 2015.
Mothers condemned all violations against the journalists and their freedom, which include the issued execution judgements, and called to drop those judgements. They demanded to grant them their right to practice their occupation, and to compensate those affected by violators.
The statement was concluded by reiterating the demands of bringing the perpetrators of such violations against the journalists to justice and ending impunity for the crimes against them.