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Freedom Foundation condemns attacks against journalists

Sana’a -28 April 2012

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen has condemned the pursuit of the ournalist Mohmmad Al-Lawzi and the abduction of his son hours after armed men attacked another journalist, Khalid Raweh, director of Al-Jomhoria Newspaper branch in Hodeidah governorate on Thursday, April 26, 2012 .

The son of Al-Lawzi, 15 years, was subjected to abduction for five hours on Friday after three unidentified armed men threatened him with weapons and beat him.

Such attacks aim at intimidating journalists, asking the concerned authorities to unveil the criminals and hold them accountable.

Freedom Foundation expresses its solidarity with Al-Lawzi and Rawih, all Yemeni journalists and media practitioners who are subjected to such violations.


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