President of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi received Thursday Chairman of the Consultation and Reconciliation Authority Mohammad al-Ghaithi and his deputies Abdulmalik al-Mikhlafi, Sakhr al-Wageeh, Jamila Ali Raja'a and Akram al-Ameri.
A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Info. Minister calls on Int'l community to pressure the militia to release abducted journalists
Minister of Information Muamer al-Iryani called on International community to mount pressure on the Houthi putschist militia to set abducted and forced disappeared journalists free, stop violations and harassments against freedom of media and expression.
Al-Iryani's statement came during his talks with Austrian News Agency's officials and journalists. The meeting coincided with the International Day for Press Freedom.
The Info. Minister along with the Saudi ambassador to our country Mohammed Sa'eed al-Jaber are on an official trip to Austria.
" While world celebrates the International Day of Press Freedom, 14 Yemeni journalists have been locked in the militia's jails for above three years. We haven't seen any international effort made to press for releasing illegally detained Yemeni journalists", al-Iryani said.
Al-Iryani cited a list of reports issued by national and international NGOs about the militia's crackdown campaign against the Yemeni media outlets and journalists.
The Info. Minister invited Austrian media organizations to come to Yemen and visit the government-held regions so as to get first-hand facts about the re-normalization process the government has embarked on.
For his part, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen said:" The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) won't save effort to contribute toward re-establishing security and stability in Yemen that shares much of history and interests with the KSA".