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Annual Prison Census 2009: Yemen

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 8 December 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2009: Yemen, 8 December 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b220c981a.html [accessed 16 April 2014]
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Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2009

Yemen: 2

Fuad Rashid, Mukalla Press
Imprisoned: May 4, 2009

Security forces arrested Rashid, editor-in-chief of the Mukalla Press, during a raid in Al-Mukalla in the province of Hadhramaut, the news site reported. Authorities did not disclose the basis for the detention.

The site had regularly covered clashes between security forces and disaffected residents of the south of the country. The Sana'a-based government sought throughout the year to restrict coverage of tensions in the south, where demonstrators protested policies they saw as marginalizing the region and denying it public services.

Salah al-Saqldi, Gulf Aden
Imprisoned: June 18, 2009

Al-Saqldi, editor-in-chief of the Gulf Aden news Web site was arrested by security forces during a raid at his home in Khour Maksar city in Aden province, according to local news reports. Security forces confiscated his laptop and camera.

Gulf Aden had intensively covered clashes between security forces and disaffected residents of the south of the country. The Sana'a-based government sought throughout the year to restrict coverage of tensions in the south, where demonstrators protested policies they saw as marginalizing the region and denying it public services.

Aleshteraki, an opposition news Web site, reported in June that al-Saqldi was being held in the security services prison in Sana'a. No formal charges had been disclosed by late year.

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