New Zealander journalist arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation center_img New Zealander journalist Glen Johnson was arrested on a charge of entering the country illegally. He was held for more than a week in a prison in Lahij province, south of the capital, before being handed over to security forces. A freelancer who writes occasionally for the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Johnson had, in addition to covering the protests, been working on a story about human trafficking from Africa to the Middle East via Yemen, a subject he has covered in other articles in the past. After being held for 11 days, he was put on a flight to the United Arab Emirates on 6 July. The Yemeni authorities gave him 72 hours to leave the country in 2010, when he was doing a story on sexual violence against women. June 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Zealander journalist arrestedlast_img

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