Radio Station Destroyed in Yemen.

2018-03-15 01:47


Journalist Support Committee: targeting the Yemeni radio station violates resolution 1738 of the UN Security Council

The Journalist Support Committee has followed with great concern the continued violations by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the Yemeni media organizations, the latest of which was the repeated aerial bombardment of the radio stations in Jebel Eban in Sana'a on March 2nd and 4th, 2018, which led to the destruction of the station "Sawt Al-Shaeb" transmitters and the damaging of the General Corporation for Radio and TV's generators, which is the main operator of all radio stations in Yemen.

The Committee condemns the targeting of the Yemeni radio station in Sana'a, which violates all international conventions and laws that guarantee the freedom of media, the press, and publishing, primarily resolution 1738 of the UN Security Council which stipulates that "media equipment and installations constitute civilian objects, and in this respect shall not be the object of attack or of reprisals, unless they are military objectives", as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Journalist Support Committee affirms its solidarity with Radio "Sawt Al-Shaab" and the General Corporation for Radio and TV and all other Yemeni radio stations that endured suspension due to coalition raids.

The Committee also addresses international organizations concerned with freedom of the press and journalist rights to carry out an international and impartial investigation into these violations and hold those responsible accountable.

Journalist Support Committee - Yemen
5 March 2018