Houthi militias have detained former head of Yemen’s journalists union Abdelbari Taher, and a number of journalists, writers, and activists on Thursday.
Media sources close to the detainees have confirmed that the Houthis broke into a seminar discussing how to face hate speech and incitement of violence, which was being held in a hotel in the capital, Sanaa.
The pro-Iranian Houthi militias detained all 20 figures who were attending the seminar, taking them to an unknown location.
Abdelbari Taher, formerly head of the Yemen’s journalists union, is an independent political analyst and a highly-regarded Yemeni writer and commentator.
It is worth mentioning that the Houthi militias’s record is full of arbitrary arrests and violations against detainees in the coup militias detention centers.