Yemen: journalist arrested over coverage of Dhala conflict

Khaled al Jahafi, a journalist with the news website al Sahwa (the Awakening) was arrested on 27 December 2009 whilst covering clashes between security forces and separatists in the southern province of Dhala. Free expression organisations have called on the Yemeni government to release him immediately, and local sources have suggested that he was beaten by police officers upon his detention. Al Jahafi also teaches at Dhala University, where the authorities had previously tried to arrest him on October.
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