Safety of Journalists > Press Room > News > ​IFJ Joins Call for Investigation into Murder of Journalist Gunned Down in Yemen

Middle East & Arab World

​IFJ Joins Call for Investigation into Murder of Journalist Gunned Down in Yemen

20 March 2015

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Yemeni affiliate, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS), have today strongly condemned the murder of journalist Abdul Karim al-Khaiwani and called for an independent investigation into his assassination.

The YJS said that al-Khaiwani, a former editor-in-chief of newspaper Al-Ommah newspaper and Al-Shoura website was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on 18 March in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. He was an outspoken critic of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and was arrested on many occasions for his publications.

Read the full IFJ Statement here