The Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS) held the Houthi group responsible for the killing of three cameramen and wounding two others east of Taiz city southwestern Yemen, on Friday.
The YJS in a statement mourned “the martyrdom of cameramen Taqi al-Din al-Hudhaifi, Wael al-Absi and Saad al-Nadhari, and the wounding of Walid al-Qadasi and Salah al-Din al-Wahbani, after targeted by a tank shell, while covering the battles in the east of Taiz city”.
“We hold the leaders of the Huthis fully responsible for these crimes, which come after a series of systematic incitement against the media men by the group, led by the leader of the Houthi group, who explicitly called for eliminating the journalists”.
It called on the United Nations and the international community to take responsibility for these crimes, and to take urgent measures to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them before the international courts to receive just punishment as war criminals.
The YJS added that the continued silence of the relevant international institutions had encouraged the commission of all crimes and violation of the international laws.
“We strongly condemn the targeting of the colleagues and committing such heinous terrorist massacre against journalists who have spared no effort during the war to carry out their professional duties in covering the events in Taiz.”
In its statement, the syndicate called for the need to train the cameramen and field journalists on safety measures while covering conflicts and wars.