Younes..The suffering of a journalist is harsher than depressionMultimedia February 7, 2023
| Aden detention center
Younis Abdussalam, a depressed Yemeni journalist who was first detained, on August 17, 2020, by the Transitional Council forces, on the outskirts of Aden, in the south of the country, Younis described the days-long detention experience as the harshest he had ever endured in his life.
| To Sana’a cells
On August 4, 2021, Younis left the family home in Sana’a, to entertain himself as he usually does, but the security services of the Houthi group arrested him, and did not allow his family or lawyer to visit him until three months later. He has been detained in the intelligence prison in Sana’a for more than a year, without trial.
| Reality and Accusation
– A medical report indicates that Younis Abdussalam suffers psychological conditions that require continuous check-up at the clinic, but the security and intelligence service of the Houthi group, interrogated Younis at the time of his arrest, accusing him of communicating with foreign forces.
– Defense lawyer Abdulmajid Sabra assured that the main reason for Younis’s arrest is related to his journalistic work.
| Three dates of evasion:
January16, 2022: Lawyer Abdulmajid Sabra submitted a note to the head of the Specialized Criminal Prosecution demanding the release of Younis Abdussalam, and focusing on the psychological impact of his detention.
The head of the Specialized Criminal Prosecution sent a memorandum to the prosecutor. However, the prosecutor refused to specify a date for the trial.
February 10, 2022: The Huthi security and intelligence services asked Younis’ family to provide a commercial bail for his release.
February 22, 2022: Younis Abdussalam’s family has responded to the request and provided the bail; however, Sanaa authorities refused to release him