17 July 1996


Journalist Arafat Mudabish assaulted; current whereabouts unknown

On 11 July 1996, Arafat Mudabish, a journalist with the
"Althawri" newspaper, was assaulted by guards at the Yemen
Parliament. Mudabish was reportedly beaten with gun butts and
verbally abused. He was subsequently removed from Parliament, and
has not been seen since.

Recommended Action

Send appeals to authorities:

  • protesting against the assault on and disappearance of Arafat
    Mudabish, calling it a serious attack on press freedom
  • urging them to undertake a thorough investigation in order to
    determine the whereabouts of Mudabish

    Appeals To

    His Excellency Ali Abdullah Saleh
    Sanaa, Republic of Yemen
    Fax: +967 1 246 201

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    International Federation of Journalists
    International Press Centre, Residence Palace
    Bloc C, second floor, Rue de la Loi, 155
    1040 Brussels
    Fax:+32 2 2352219
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