Journalists in Yemen need support and protection

By Huiyu Yin

Human Rights Watch reported that in recent weeks, there has been an increase in arbitrary arrests and violence against journalists by Ansar Allah, the Zaidi Shia armed group known as the Houthis that now control the capital, Sanaa. Headquarters of three media outlets were crushed. A supporter and critic of the former government was killed near his home.

Joe Stork, the deputy Middle East and North Africa director, called all sides in Yemen to send a clear message to their forces to stop threats and attacks against journalists.