Taiz-based al-Jamhuri Hospital Interrogates a Female Journalist [Archives:2002/06/Local News]

February 4 2002

Human rights advocacy organizations strongly condemned the detention and interrogation of Miss. Fikrah Mahmoud, a journalist with Yemen News Agency (SABA). Fikarah was detained and then interrogated by the al-Jamhuri security personnel under directives from its Director-General, Dr. Abduljabar al-Duba’ay, while on a journalistic duty at the hospital on January 31.
The detention and interrogation of Fikrah is a grave violation of human rights and international conventions. Human right organizations in Yemen requested a swift explanation from Dr. al-Duba’ay of what had happened at the hospital.