- 'Ali Mousa was executed in January after spending over 30 years in prison. Convicted of murdering a relative, he was believed to be mentally ill. According to reports, he did not die when first shot so the executioner then shot him in the head at close range.
- In March, the SCC sentenced three men to death after unfair trials - Abdul Karim Laliji and Hani Muhammad for spying for Iran; and Bassam al-Haydari for spying for Israel.
Amnesty International visit/reports
Amnesty International delegates visited Yemen in February to conduct research.
Yemen's dark side: Discrimination and violence against women and girls (25 November 2009)
Suggested recommendations to states included in the fifth round of Universal Periodic Review - May 2009 (1 April 2009)