Detained for 10 months… Journalist's health deteriorated in Houthi prisons

Detained for 10 months… Journalist's health deteriorated in Houthi prisons

The National Organization of Yemeni Journalists, “Sada,” reported the deterioration of the health condition of journalist Younis Abdel Salam, who has been detained in the prisons of Houthi militias 10 months ago.

According to A report to the family of Abd al-Salam, that his health condition deteriorated significantly, especially after he was isolated in solitary confinement for 3 months, which led to the deterioration of his psychological and health condition, which he was previously suffering from, and he has medical reports on this.

As mentioned The communication stated that “ the Houthi militias refused to release him despite their previous promises and requests to provide a guarantee for his release, which his family sought to provide after hard work, but the militias did not fulfill that.”

Organizing an urgent visit

The organization also condemned the deterioration of the health condition of the journalist Younis Abdel Salam, who was kidnapped by the Houthis 10 months ago, calling for his immediate release. And for all the journalists kidnapped by the militias unconditionally.

The Houthi militia held full responsibility for the life and safety of Abdul Salam and all the journalists kidnapped in its prisons.

It also called The International Committee of the Red Cross in Sana'a and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights “to organize an urgent visit to To journalist Younis Abdel Salam and all the kidnapped journalists, and to check on their health and psychological condition as a result of the Houthi militia’s continued arbitrary detention, as some of them have been detained for years.” More pressure

It also called on the UN and US envoys to Yemen and international human rights and journalistic organizations to exert more efforts and pressure the Houthis to immediately release the kidnapped journalists and save their lives.

It is noteworthy that Al-Houthi militias have pursued journalists since they took control of Sana’a in 2014, closed all media outlets contrary to their directives, kidnapped dozens of journalists and practiced torture against them in its prisons, and issued death sentences against them. Many of them.