Attack on Media workers at ,'Yemen Today', no less than a war crime : The Oslo Times Editor-in-Chief Dr. Hatef Mokhtar, condemns attack on journalists in Yemen
Dec 5, Oslo: The Oslo Times Editor-in-Chief Dr. Hatef Mokhtar has condemend the attack on Yemeni media workers after gunnmen stormed into the sets of Yemen Today and killed atleast three security personnel and are holding approximately 40 media workers hostage.
This attack took place just two days before the murder former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed today in an attack on his convoy south of Sanaa after an alliance between his forces and the Houthis disintegrated.
"The attack on Yemen Today is proof of the deterioating freedom of expression in the country, and the media personnel forcefully held inside the building should be released immediately," Dr. Mokhtar said while condeming the attack before adding that this attack was no less to a war crime, and it should be treated as one.
He further stated that there is no crime greater than trying to silence the media. Because, whenever journalists are attacked and threatend in this manner, it starts a vicious and never ending cycle of silencing the truth that is almost impossible to break free from.
The TV station is linked to the People's Congress Party of former Yemeni President Saleh, who was killed today.
The Oslo Times International News Network