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Yemen - Detained journalist on hunger strike to press for release

Reporters without borders
Abdul Ilah Haydar Shae, a Yemeni journalist who has been detained in Sanaa since 16 August 2010 for alleged terrorist links, has been on hunger strike since 12 February. He has stopped eating and drinking in an attempt to pressure the authorities to release him. A court that handles terrorism cases sentenced Shae on 18 January 2011 to five years in prison followed by two years of house arrest on a charge of “participating in an armed band and having links with Al-Qaeda.” Although he should (...)

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