A human rights source said that the Houthi militia has refused to release the journalists who have been detained in its prisons for five years.
The source indicated that the militia requires the release of journalists in exchange for prisoners exchanging them in the prisons of the legitimate government.
The journalists ’lawyer, Abdul Majeed Sabra, noted that the Specialized Criminal Court in Sanaa refused to release five journalists who had imprisoned them, along with four others who were sentenced to death.
Sabra pointed out that dealing with the file of detainees, headed by journalists as a political card, is a major violation of their human dignity and their right to freedom.
Sabra called on those concerned with human rights to push for the release of all journalists, especially as the spread of the Corona epidemic is proven.
In a related context, the Media Freedom Observatory in Yemen announced the registration of eight cases of violations during the past month, to which freedoms in Yemen were exposed.
The observatory said in a statement that the cases were distributed among five governorates, most of them in Sana’a.
According to the Observatory, the Houthi militia has led the list of perpetrators of violations, with seven cases of violations and one case committed by parties affiliated with the legitimate government.