Psychological and physical torture against journalists in al-Houthi prisons escalates

Psychological and physical torture against journalists in al-Houthi prisons escalates


Torture and Physical and psychological abuse against journalists detained four years ago in the Houthi rebels ' prisons in Sanaa has escalated.

Families of journalists abducted by the Houthi militia, called the Yemeni journalists syndicate, unions, press unions and all international human rights and humanitarian bodies and organizations, for intervention and a halt to the escalation of violence against journalists who have been attacked by militias.

The families of the kidnapped journalists--in a press release--said they have been subjected to physical and psychological torture for weeks in the political security prison in Sana'a, and have called for the rescue of journalists abducted since June 9, 2015.

It reported that abducted journalists who had been tortured were: Abdul Khaliq Omran, Tawfiq Mansouri, Hasan Ennab, Harith Hamid, Hisham Tarmom, Akram al-Walidi, Hisham al-Yousfi, Essam Belghaith, Haytham el-Shehab and Salah al-Qa’di.

The families of the abducted journalists said that the Houthi militias had prevented visits from them in the past weeks, subjecting them to interrogation sessions during which they were beaten and tortured individually and collectively and transferred them to solitary cells.

The Houthi militia stepped up the brutality of dealing with the 10 kidnapped journalists, even their clothes and medicines, they said.


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