US Department of States 2001 Human Rights Report: Government continued to harass, intimidate, and detain journalists [Archives:2002/11/Front Page]

March 11 2002

The US Department of State has released its 2001 human rights report on Yemen, which indicated little progress in Yemens record of human rights abuses.
It noted deteriorating human rights specifically concerning freedom of the press during 2001.
The 52-page report consisted of six sections: Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Respect for Civil Liberties, Respect for Political Rights, Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Violations of Human Rights, Discrimination Based on Race, Sex, Religion, Disability, Language, or Social Status, Worker Rights.
Concerning the freedom of the press, the report said that in Yemen, the law limited freedom of speech and of the press, and the government continued to harass, intimidate, and detain journalists. Journalists practiced self-censorship.
Yemen Times will publish the whole text of the report in a series starting next week.