Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani speaks of imprisonment

October 8, 2008

Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani, a journalist and former editor of Yemeni political weekly newspaper Al-Shora, speaks about his five month imprisonment with The Yemen Times. He was arrested in June, 2008 on “fabricated terrorism charges”. He also won the Amnesty International Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat during the same month as his arrest,

“There is no justice applied within the community or in prison. For me, the days I spent in jail encouraged me to continue my human rights activities, as well as to write about discrepancies and violations practiced by the judicial system,” he added. “When you stop writing and other activities, and live under siege and continuous threats, prison is the best option to express one’s sufferings and ordeals.” link