المنظمة اليمنية لحقوق الانسان

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    اللقب الاضافي:
    نجم المجلس اليمني 2005
    المنظمة اليمنية لحقوق الانسان
    Free Press
    Free Speech
    Free Yemen
    Yemen Human Rights Org.
    P.O. Box 11447 Washington DC, 20008 USA
    em: FreeYemen@hotmail.com

    URGENT ACTION
    Fear of Torture & Death


    [align=left]Yemeni American Human Rights Org, sources reported that the Political Security Forces kidnapped Mr. Abdul Karim Alkhewani today. Alkhewani a veteran journalist, writer, poet and thinker, and editor in chief of Al-Shura Weekly, he was seized and kidnapped hours after a court in Sana’a sentenced him to one year in prison and ordered the closure of his newspaper for six months. He appealed the verdict

    The government brought the newspaper and its editor-in-chief to court, while courts are actually, under a ministerial decree, on holiday that is a violation of law which the judicial authority is claiming to fulfill and uphold. The trial and its procedures have proved the influence of the executive authorities over the judicial system. The court refused to accept Mr. Al-Khiwani lawyer’s argument that it is not legal for the court to look into the case during the judicial holiday this led to the withdrawal of the defense on Saturday. This is another example of abuse of journalist’s liberties and freedom of speech this time against Mr. Abdul-Karim Al-Khiwani and other journalists and the newspaper which put the credibility of freedom in Yemen on line
    Mr. Mr. Alkhewani is a writer and not a terrorist and a thinker and not a bomber, he is expressing his opinion and that is not a crime, his arrest was illegal, security soldiers attacked his office at 10.00 PM and were not appropriate and odd

    Yemeni American Human Rights Org denounced and condemned infringements of law by the court and the government of Yemen, and the violations of the legal procedures in the trial and express concerns of the influence of the executive branch over the judicial authority. We strongly condemned what proved to be “false procedures” that targeted Mr. Abdul-Karim Al-Khiwani and his colleagues and Al-Shura Newspaper

    YAHRO stressed its absolute rejection of the court rule which is disparages the law of the land and the constitution, and urged the judicial authority to exercise its constitutional rights and act with honesty, independence, and the provision of all constitutional guarantees for Mr. Abdul Karim Alkhewani and al the journalists

    YAHRO, call on human rights organizations and the free world every where to support Al-Shura Newspaper, and it is staff and support journalistic freedom, and condemn and reject the abuse and harassment of human tights and the free press in Yemen.
    Please send your appeals to: President Ali Abdullah Salih Fax Number
    (967)
    1 274115 & 274147
     

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