39 international and local organizations solidify with the Yemeni journalist Ahmed Maher
The undersigned organizations hereby express their solidarity with journalist Ahmed Maher, who is incarcerated at Bir Ahmed Prison under the custody of the Southern Transitional Council (STC). According to a credible and well-informed source, Maher initiated an open hunger strike last week demanding a prompt trial.
The undersigned organizations urgently appeal to the Specialized Criminal Court and the administration of Bir Ahmed prison to cease the prolonged delays and apparent indifference in addressing the case of Ahmed Maher, given its significant impact on public opinion.
Furthermore, these organizations implore the Presidential Leadership Council, the authorities in Aden, President of the Supreme Court Ali Al-Awash, and the Supreme Judicial Council to promptly intervene and rectify the blatant legal transgressions in the Ahmed Maher case, whether by expediting court sessions, transferring the case to the Press Court or another appropriate penal court, or releasing journalist Maher. His year-long imprisonment due to his political stances and journalistic activity demands urgent attention.
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