Yemen media institution demands release of nine journalists in Houthi custody

Yemen media institution demands release of nine journalists in Houthi custody

A Yemeni media institution has called on "all local and international organizations concerned with defending (human) rights … to take a serious action to" secure the release nine journalists including one of its staff members in the custody of the Houthi militants for six years.

Almasdar Media Corporation said in a statement on the sixth anniversary of the Houthi kidnapping of the reporters including Almasdar's Tawfik Al-Mansoori "we remind the world of this forgotten tragedy" demanding "protection and support" to them.

Almadar cited the Houthi sentencing of detained journalists to death on trumped-up charges as an indication of the danger facing those are unfortunate to be in the militia's captivity.

Almasadr said the "dire situation of press freedom in Yemen today reveals the weakness" or the lack of will on the international community's part to "defend the freedom of press" in Yemen.  

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