Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) condemns the assault on a group of journalists working for al-Thawra Institution for Press, Printing and Publishing when Houthi militiamen opened fire on them during a sit-in staged on Wednesday to protest against non-payment of their monthly financial incentives by the militia-controlled institution.
While condemning and deploring the continuous violence and repression against journalists and the media by the Houthi militia, WJWC regards attacking and opening fire on the media-workers during their protest as an a blatant abuse of human rights and freedoms.
Women Journalists Without Chains expresses full solidarity with the journalists in the call for their legitimate rights and asserts that the Iran-backed militia is fully responsible for this abuse.
It also calls on all local and international human rights organizations, mainly he United Nations, to demonstrate solidarity with the journalists and their right to demand their basic rights, and condemn violations and acts of violence against journalists and media workers by the militias of the Houthi group and ousted president.
Women Journalists Without Chains
February 9, 2017