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The situation of freedom of opinion and expression in Yemen and violations against the press and journalists

The situation of freedom of opinion and expression in Yemen and violations against the press and journalists

“The pen is more dangerous than the weapon.” This is how the Houthis describe Press and Media, as journalists in Yemen are subjected to numerous violations aimed to scare the journalists. This symposium will present the state of freedom of expression in Yemen, which will listen to the testimony of released journalists who have been imprisoned in Houthi prisons for more than 5 and a half years.

Speakers:

Mr.Nabil Al-Aosaidi, Member of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate Council. Moderator and will talk about the situation of press freedoms in Yemen after the Houthi coup.

Mr.Bilal Al Sharabi, journalist and human rights activist. Incitement against journalists is an organized trend of the militia

Bushra Al Jubahi , Human Rights Activist. Suffering of the families of kidnapped journalists in Houthi prisons

Via Zoom:  Testimonies of the victims of the press in Yemen (former kidnapped journalists in the prisons of the Houthi militia:

Mr. Hesham Tarmom, The kidnapping of journalists

Mr. Hesham Al-yousefi, Enforced disappearance

Mr. Esam  Balghaith, Incidents and types of physical torture of journalists and addressing the kidnappers

Mr.Hasan Anab, The health and psychological situation of journalists and abductees in the prisons of the Houthi militia

Mr. Haithm  Thabit, Judicial procedures, release and status of colleagues who are still kidnapped

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