السبت، 13 أبريل، 2013

YPPC delays hearing of local journalists

YPPC delays hearing of local journalists

By Abdul - Aziz Oudah
The Yemen’s Press and Publications Court (YPPC) has delayed the session of a summons against prominent investigative journalist, Mohammed Abdo Alabsi, and editor in chief of al-Ola’a local newspaper, Mohamed Aiesh,  in order to interrogate them regarding their publication of investigative reports.
The session was delayed until next week due to the strike of all members of the Judiciary system. 
Alabsi and Aiesh are being tried because of a lawsuit filed by the Islah social Charitable Society, one of the large financial parts in the Islah Party.
This lawsuit came after the backdrop of the investigation published by al-Ola’a newspaper and prepared by Alabsi about the situations of the wounded of the revolution and financial contributions received by the Society from institutions and donors at home and abroad. The published investigation claimed that these donations did not reach the wounded.
Alabsi told the Yemen Observer that he came to court based on the forced order of the court. “ We believe in civilized state and we respect the judiciary despite our preservations on the specialized courts,” he said.
Alabsi said they trust the integrity of the court and they have clues and evidences to provide to the court and the public and with the great human solidarity from our colleagues and organizations, which urges us to make pressure and demand the cancelation of specialized courts.

Alabsi , who is renowned for his reports and revealed classified documents associated with Yemen’s defense minister, weaponry deals, illegal recruitment of thousands soldiers, money laundry in Yemen’s Central Bank, and other cases,  will appear before YPPC to answer  the court’s questions related to his investigative report about the corruption involving the medical treatment of Yemen’s uprising’s wounded people, titled “The New Thieves”.

The report was the main story of the local independent newspaper, al-Ola’a  which was published in November, 2012.

Afrah Nasser blogged that in that report,  he revealed shocking information based on interviews and classified documents from Yemen’s Justice Ministry that showed how a great number of money was exploited in the name of giving medical treatment to the wounded people of Yemen’s protests in 2011, while the medical treatment was only given to a small politicized group.

Activists, journalists and defenders of the wounded of the revolution announced  a campaign for solidarity with journalists Alabsi and Aiesh.

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