Sit-in at Yemeni Journalists Syndicate [Archives:2004/744/Local News]

June 7 2004

“Al-Shamoa” newspaper, subjected to 100,000 Riyal fine, suspended from publishing for three months and whose Editor-in-Chief was sentenced to a three-month prison sentence, has called for an indefinite sit-in at the headquarters of Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, which started last Sunday.
The sit-in is in protest against the recent court verdict against the newspaper.
The court's verdict coincided with the President's announcement to abolish the imprisonment of journalists, which received praise from the local and international press circles.
It is worth mentioning that “Al-Shamoa” newspaper covers and publishes corruption cases of officials in the government.