Held since 2015 by the Houthis, four Yemeni journalists are currently going through hell in prison. Sentenced to death in April 2020, they are still waiting to learn their fate in totally inhuman conditions of detention. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the cruel treatment they are subject to and calls for their immediate release so they can receive medical treatment.
Convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia, Tawfik Al-Mansouri, Abdulkhaleq Amran, Akram Al-Walidi and Hareth Humaid, worked for media close to the Islah party, linked to the government recognized by the international community and opposed to the Houthis, at the time of their abduction, according to a press release issued by the RSF. “Victims of repeated mistreatment leading to serious complications, the four journalists are today in danger of death.”
“We call for these four journalists to be freed and for their convictions to be overturned,” states the press release. Even if the Houthis do not carry out their death sentences, everything is being done to kill them slowly by means of torture, psychological abuse and denial of medical care, points out RSF. “We will hold the Houthis responsible for their fate.”