Four journalists from the Yemen Today broadcaster, held hostage for almost two weeks by the Houthi rebels, have died, Yemeni Minister of Information Moammar Eryani said Tuesday, while not naming those deceased.
“Today, the Houthis have transported the Yemen Today journalists held hostage to an unknown place. I do not exclude that it may be preparation for their execution,” the minister wrote.
“Reliable and Confirmed news on martydrom of four journalists out of those who were injured when Houthi militias stormed Yemen today channel headquarters in Sanaa.After they’ve been injured, militias kept them bleeding with out giving them medical help” said through social media sites.
Eryani has called on the trade union of Arab journalists and other international organizations, as well as the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, to intervene in the situation and put pressure on the Houthis to release the hostages.