Four Yemeni journalists have been under detention by Ansar Allah / Houthi armed group in Sanaa, Yemen, since 2015, and are now on the death row after being condemned to the death penalty for their work as journalists. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) are launching an emergency call on all its members and the global journalism community to join their campaign to put pressure on the Houthi group to release our colleagues and save their lives.

The IFJ campaign will:

  • Launch an open letter to the United Nation’s envoy to Yemen to treat this case as an urgent matter – click here to sign the open letter
  • Put pressure on relevant government and intergovernmental bodies to demand that this issue has a priority in his agenda
  • Secure the participation of YJS at the upcoming meeting of the Human Rights Council to raise this issue in particular and the critical situation of Yemeni media workers in general

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