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Press Freedom Advocates Call for Release of Yemeni Journalist Yahya al-Sawari

HeadlineJul 17, 2019

Press freedom groups are calling for the release of independent Yemeni journalist Yahya al-Sawari, who was arrested earlier this month by Yemeni security forces. At the time of his arrest, al-Sawari was reporting for the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and was interviewing protesters who were injured by forces belonging to the Saudi-led coalition. He was reportedly then handed over to Saudi forces. The Committee to Protect Journalists says that journalists are known to have been imprisoned, threatened and detained by all parties to the war in Yemen.

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