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The Prime Minister is making phone calls with the journalists released from Houthi prisons

Prime Minister Dr. Moeen Abdul-Malik made phone calls this evening to the kidnapped journalists, who were released from the detention facilities of the Houthi coup militia, under the exchange deal sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the office of the UN envoy to Yemen.

The Prime Minister reassured the health of the released journalists, namely: “Hisham Tarmoom, Hisham Al-Youssefi, Haitham Al-Shehab, Essam Bel-Ghaith, and Hassan Enab,” and listened from them to the torture and suffering they had suffered in the Houthi militia’s detention facilities … Aspects.

Dr. Maeen Abdul-Malik explained that the involvement of journalists by the Houthi militia in a prisoner exchange deal is contrary to international laws that do not allow the exchange of a detainee, whoever is a prisoner of war. Al Houthis to stop abuses against civilians, including journalists, to silence the truth.

He pointed to the wave of repression and abuse that has been exposed to the press and the media, unprecedented since the Houthi coup, after the confiscation and looting of all media institutions, including TV channels and newspapers, the blocking of websites, and the liquidation and forced disappearance of journalists.

He commended the national role of journalists in supporting the legitimacy, the state and the republican system and the sacrifices they make to uphold the word of truth and express their views as the mouthpiece of the people despite the repression, abuse and violations they were subjected to by the Houthi militia.

The Prime Minister promised to make all efforts to release the remaining journalists kidnapped in Houthi detention centers, including those against whom militias issued execution orders in illegal trials and on false charges.

He stressed the United Nations, the international community and the International Federation of Journalists to support the government’s efforts to release the remaining journalists kidnapped in the prisons of the Houthi militia and all the kidnapped and forcibly disappeared persons.

In turn, the released journalists expressed their great appreciation to the Prime Minister and the legitimate government for following up on their situation until they were released.

They expressed their confidence that the government would pursue the release of the rest of their colleagues who are still in militia detention … affirming that they would continue their national role in serving the truth.


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