Journalists Support Committee in Switzerland: Targeting Media, Journalists in Yemen is a Criminal Act




The Committee to Support Journalists issued a report in Switzerland on US-Saudi aggression targeting of the media in Yemen. The Committee stressed that the targeting of the media and journalists is a criminal act under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

The report stated that “the Yemeni media institutions and Journalists have been subjected to military attacks, which seems to be intentional during the Saudi-led war in Yemen since March 2015.” The Committee reported the killing of dozens of journalists in Saudi raids.

The report said that international law provided for the protection of journalists and the media during wars and stressed their protection. International laws and related covenants considered that the media and journalists can not under any circumstances be considered legitimate military targets.

The Committee monitored a series of violations including the targeting of several media institutions and journalists. A number of media institutions were exposed to direct aerial bombardment and targeting 30 radio and television stations. The committee pointed out that the US-Saudi bombing targeted other media outlets such as the Yemeni government satellite channel, the Yemen Today TV office in Faj-Atan, Sana’a, the Al-Masirah TV office in Saada, and the offices of Al-Thawra and Republic newspapers in Taiz and Aden governorates as well as the official Saba News Agency offices in a number of governorates.

This post originally ran on Almasirah English