Yemenat – Sana'a
Member of Parliament and Almustaqila's Publisher Ahmed Saif Hashid, as well as Mr. Aref Assagheer , editor – in Chief have received Mon June 17, 2013 two separate phone calls of death-threats from number 737647321 by an unknown person who claimed defending Bin Laden's family in Yemen and expressed his anger about a story that had been quoted from foreign media outlets and published earlier in the paper.
Such death-threat is possibly by some political powers and influential entities whose interests are lost due to corrupt-related publications, especially the large-scale activities by committees of Popular Shadow Board, affiliating with the PRSF whose preparatory committee is headed by MR. Hashid. The board published detailed reports on corruption prevailed in several ministries of existing government.
Therefore, Almostaqila, represented by its publisher, present the death-threats' notification to all of the public prosecutor, Minister of Interior and Yemen Journalists Syndicate, holding concerned authorities responsible. It further calls upon the journalists syndicate to quickly denounce such threats via notifying these authorities on the subject, as it is so serious and targets their lives.
The paper confirmed that it is only through prosecution that can judge any publication-related complaints, not through death-threats, calling upon all human rights and speech freedom orgs. to strongly fighting such behavior.
Issued by Almustaqilla Paper