A Yemen Times journalist harassed by police

first_img News February 11, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en January 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today criticised police in Sanaa for having pulled Yemen Times reporter Hassan Al-Zaïdi from his car and confiscated his camera and film on 23 October after he had been covering a strike by students in the city. The police threatened the 29-year-old journalist with their guns as well as threatening to hit him.The incident was “a serious violation of the right to inform the public”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, calling for the immediate return of the confiscated material and an internal police enquiry to identify the officers involved.The management of the English-language Yemen Times has complained about the incident in a letter to the Yemeni Journalists Union and to the interior minister, demanding an apology, return of the material and an enquiry. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Yemen News Newscenter_img Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months News October 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Yemen Times journalist harassed by police United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation last_img read more

New heat wave with gusty winds forecast for the West

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new heat wave with bone dry conditions and gusty winds is expected in the West this weekend and into next week.Already, a red flag warning and wind advisory have been issued for the Rockies and a fire weather watch has been issued for northern California, ahead of the heat wave.Over the next several days, temperatures will soar close to 100 degrees from Sacramento to Burbank, California.The worst of the heat will start Sunday and continue into next week.Gusty winds are expected for northern California on Saturday and Sunday as a storm system moves through to the north. Some of the winds could gust above 30 mph, which will create critical fire conditions.Meanwhile, in the Great Lakes, a cold front is expected to move through Friday afternoon and evening and is forecast to produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.The highest chance for tornadoes and damaging winds will be in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more