Hodeidah Editor-in-Chief attacked [Archives:2001/51/Local News]

December 17 2001

Journalists and social figures in Hodeidah strongly condemned assaulting Editor-in-Chief of the Hodeidah Newspaper, Mohammed Motahar Ibraheem, last Saturday.
They described the incident as a flagrant infringement to the freedom of expression and abuse to democracy. They demanded legal and strict measures to be taken immediately against the attackers.
In a telephone conversation with Mohammed Motahar he said he attacked while leaving the Hodeidah Chamber of Commerce after meeting with its chairman. Mohammed pointed fingers at the chairman of the chamber of commerce who was summoned for interrogation.
The Hodeidah newspaper was established by a number of merchants in the city.