ARAB JOURNALISTS UNION DEMAND RELEASE OF 10 JOURNALISTS ON HUNGER STRIKE IN YEMEN HOUTHI JAILS

The Arab Journalists Union (AJU), has condemned the disappearance of ten Yemeni journalists from Habra prison, in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, and demanded that the Houthi group reveal their whereabouts and release them immediately.

The AJU said in a statement that, the journalists, who were taken to an unknown destination, needed immediate medical care, Emirates News Agency, (WAM), reported.

"The Houthi group is fully responsible for the life and safety of those colleagues, who began a hunger strike on May 9, in protest against mistreatment they face, and for being denied food and medical care," the statement said.

The AJU demanded that the Houthis reveal their whereabouts and release them immediately, so that they can receive medical care.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world's largest organisation of journalists, has called on the United Nations envoy in Yemen, to act to help secure the immediate release of the 10 jailed journalists, amid

growing concerns about their health and allegations of torture.

In a letter to UN envoy, Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the IFJ backed the concerns expressed by its affiliate, the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS),and the journalists' families, on the inhumane conditions the jailed journalists face.

Source: Nam News Network