Journalists Syndicate denounces assailment [Archives:2004/751/Local News]

July 1 2004

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate on Tuesday denounced the impudent assailment and threat of death addressed Monday on phone by an unknown person to the Chairman of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, the Deputy Chairman of Arab Journalists Federation Mahboob Ali.
The YJS denunciation came in a letter addressed to the minister of interior Dr Rashad al-Aleemi, the prime minister and some ministers and Arab and foreign organisations specialised in rights and freedoms. The message demanded conducting due investigations to identify the source of threat and attack and to face the legal punishment.
The message mentoned that the incident took place after the YJS chairman meeting at the Syndicat's headquarters with the emissary of the American State Department for Democracy and Human Rights Affairs Ms Lisa Caplan on Monday 28 June 2004 and following his statements to Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya satellite channels after storming the latter's office in Sana'a.