Dr. Fare’: “Press Freedom & Human Rights are two faces of one coin” [Archives:2001/36/Front Page]

September 3 2001

Dr. Wahibah Fare’, Minister of Human Rights urged upon the press to objectively disclose human rights violations. “The press and human rights are two faces of one coin,” said the minister at the Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf hall of the YJS last Saturday. She said that the ministry would make every effort to solve human rights problems in Yemen. 
In response to a Yemen Times question about the use of maintaining the Supreme Council for Human Rights, at which she holds the position of a secretary-general, after announcing the Ministry, she said the Council was a mere advisory body. 
Dr. Fare’ made known her plan to visit a number of prisons, meet prisoners and follow up their cases. 
Observers do believe in the Minister’s ability to be a strong advocate of human rights and to improve Yemen’s image in the world’s eyes in this respect.