Yemen: Woman human rights defender at risk of execution: Fatma al-Arwali

Fatma al-Arwali, a 34-year-old woman human rights defender, is at risk of execution after the Huthi-controlled Specialized Criminal Court in Sana’a, Yemen, convicted her of ‘aiding an enemy country’ and sentenced her to death on 5 December 2023 following a grossly unfair trial. Since her arrest in August 2022, the Huthi’s security and intelligence service subjected Fatma al-Arwali to a litany of human rights violations, including enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, in conditions violating the absolute prohibition of torture or other ill-treatment.

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