Yemen: Further information: Four journalists on death row released

On 16 April, the Huthi de facto authorities released four Yemeni journalists who had been sentenced to death, as part of a prisoner exchange between the Huthi de facto authorities and the internationally recognized government of Yemen. Akram al-Walidi, Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hareth Hamid and Tawfiq al-Mansouri were arrested in June 2015 in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, and sentenced to death in April 2020 by the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana’a following a grossly unfair trial. They have also suffered a plethora of human rights violations, including enforced disappearance, intermittent incommunicado detention, arbitrary detention, denial of medical care, solitary confinement and torture and other ill-treatment.

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