May 31, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Family Visits Denied For Detained Journalists (Yemen: UA 27.16)


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Yemeni journalists arbitrarily detained by Houthi forces have been interrogated in the month of May and since then denied regular access to their families. They are currently detained in the capital Sana’a and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the de facto Houthi authorities to ensure that the 10 journalists are protected from torture and other ill-treatment and given, without delay, regular access to their families, lawyers and any medical treatment they may require;
  • Urging them to release the 10 journalists immediately, unless they are promptly transferred to proper judicial authorities and charged with a recognizable criminal offence, in line with international law and standards;
  • Calling upon them to open an effective, independent and impartial investigation into the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 12 July, 2017:

Ansarullah Representative at Peace Talks
Mohamed Abdelsalam
Salutation: Dear Sir
 

Ambassador Ahmed Awad Binmubarak, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
2319 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 965 4760 I Fax: 1 202 337 2017
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 27.16
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

 

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