Oslo Freedom Forum speaker Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani assassinated in Yemen.

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Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani at the Oslo Freedom Forum. Foto: HRF.
(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- NEW YORK (March 18, 2015) – Prominent Yemeni journalist, press freedom advocate, and whistleblower Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani was assassinated earlier today by unknown gunmen outside of his home in Sanaa. Al-Khaiwani, who spoke at the 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum, was one of Yemen’s most effective journalists.  He endured years of harassment, kidnappings, and death threats in retaliation for his outspoken criticism of Yemen’s 30-year dictatorship and his exposés on government corruption. His son, the writer Mohammed al-Khaiwani, witnessed the attack, in which several men on motorcycles opened fire on his father and then fled the scene.


“The murder of Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani is a cowardly and abhorrent display of the evil that so much of the world faces on a daily basis,” said HRF president Thor Halvorssen. “Al-Khaiwani bravely put his life on the line year after year to expose the reality of tyranny and corruption. He will always be remembered for his heroic devotion to use truth and justice.”
 
Al-Khaiwani is the former editor-in-chief of the pro-democracy online newspaper Al-Shoura. After years of threats and harassment, he was arrested, subjected to a mock trial, and sentenced in 2008 to six years in prison on fabricated charges of conspiring with the leader of an anti-government terrorism cell. and of being a coup-plotter After being tortured during his incarceration, al-Khaiwani received a presidential pardon and was released in 2009.
 
Al-Khaiwani gave a talk at the 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum exposing the war being waged against journalists by the government of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who oftenbribed international media to portray Yemen in a positive light. Al-Khaiwani described the life of a journalist under Saleh’s regime as “living on a hijacked train.” After more than three decades in power, President Saleh was forced to step down in a negotiated resignation after mass protests gripped Yemen in 2011. 
 
Since President Saleh’s departure Yemen has become deeply polarized and unstable, with various rebel groups vying for power and territory. In recent years al-Khaiwani received constant threats, and in 2013, his daughter was the victim of a suspicious hit and run incident.
 
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. We believe that all human beings are entitled to freedom of self-determination, freedom from tyranny, the rights to speak freely, to associate with those of like mind, and to leave and enter their countries. Individuals in a free society must be accorded equal treatment and due process under law, and must have the opportunity to participate in the governments of their countries; HRF’s ideals likewise find expression in the conviction that all human beings have the right to be free from arbitrary detainment or exile and from interference and coercion in matters of conscience. HRF does not support nor condone violence. HRF’s International Council includes human rights advocates George Ayittey, Vladimir Bukovsky, Palden Gyatso, Garry Kasparov, Mutabar Tadjibaeva, Elie Wiesel, and Harry Wu.

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