Three Soldiers Break into al-Wahdawi Newspaper [Archives:2001/21/Local News]

May 21 2001

Three soldiers wearing ordinary clothes are reported to have barged into the Al-Wahdawi newspaper’s premises Wednesday 16 May. They threatened three of the editorial staff at gunpoints. They asked them about the identity of the person who wrote a piece of news pertaining to the attacks on Serwah published in issue 467. They did not allow the staff to move or answer phone calls. 
The soldiers were riding a car bearing military No 4/ 10477. The newspaper called upon human rights, freedoms organizations, civil society organizations and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate to pull together and stand by them to face the threats to the newspaper.