Syndicate of Yemen Journalists condemns detention, intimidation of a reporter

Syndicate of Yemen Journalists condemns detention, intimidation of a reporter

The Syndicate of Yemeni Journalists has condemned the "detention and intimidation of journalist Awad Keshmim" at the hands of Hadhramout military intelligence officials.

Kashmim has been in jail for a facebook post which his sympathizers say it, out of context, was interpreted as critical of the latest military operation against al-Qaeda in Hadhramout.

"We absolutely reject the trial of Kashmim and the Hadhramout authorities' arbitrary attempts to twist the law to convict him and transform the fake charge against him to a serious crime that is punishable by death," the Syndicate has said in a press release.

The Syndicate called on President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to intervene to put an end to this "whimsical play" with the law.

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