Freedom of Press

Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in Yemen in late 2014, Mwatana for Human Rights has documented dozens of incidents in which journalists and media workers have been subjected to abuses and attacks by the parties to the conflict in various Yemeni governorates. These violations include killing, injury, torture, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, threats, as well as looting and burning of property and headquarters, and restrictions on freedom of expression. Mwatana for Human Rights has also provided and continues to provide legal support to many journalists who are detained in official and unofficial detention centers belonging to the parties to the conflict.