Yemen: Protect Muhammad Qahtan (UA 11/16)

January 20, 2016




Political activist Muhammad Qahtan is in the custody of the Huthi armed group in Yemen. His whereabouts are unknown and he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. There are concerns that his health may be deteriorating.
1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:
*Only Facebook, email and fax will get through, not hard copy letters*
  • Urging Ansarullah to ensure that Muhammad Qahtan urgently receives the medical attention he may require;
  • Urging them to immediately inform his family of his whereabouts and to ensure that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and given regular access to his family and a lawyer;
  • Calling on them to release Muhammad Qahtan unless he is to be transferred to proper judicial authorities and promptly charged with a recognizable criminal offence.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 11/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.