Yemeni journalist abducted in Ma'rib

Yemeni journalist abducted in Ma'rib

The Insan Organisation for Rights and Freedoms had said that the Saudi-backed forces in Ma’rib city have abducteded journalist Naziha Nasser Ali al-Junaid.

In a statement carried out by the official news agency of Yemen Saba, the organisation noted that the so-called ‘National Army’ kidnapped journalist Naziha al-Junaid upon her arrival in Ma’rib.

According to the report, Naziha al-Junaid was kidnapped and taken to a notorious political security prison while she was in Ma’rib to obtain a passport.

The organisation documented the abduction of the journalist already in early January 2021.

Naziha al-Junaid is reportedly a mother of five, hails from Raymah province and worked as a journalist. She decided to travel to Cairo for treatment with a group of women and tried to obtain a passport from Ma’rib because the Saudi-led coalition prevents travel through Seiyun airport with passports issued from Sana’a.

According to the sources, six months after the kidnapping, the women who were with the journalist al-Junaid managed to inform her children of the fate of their mother.

The organisation called on the United Nations and all movements concerned with the protection of human rights and press freedoms to intervene and put pressure on the coalition-backed authorities in Ma’rib to release Naziha al-Junaid and all the abductees in those prisons.

Insan condemned this crime and said it considers it is a flagrant violation of the freedom of the press and of journalists.