Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Yemen pardons 33 journalists

Source: UPI


Yemen Tuesday dropped charges against 33 journalists accused of disseminating false information and harming the national unity, authorities said.

The journalists were granted amnesty under a presidential pardon, the government Court of Press and Publications said.

The journalists had been charged with harming the national unity, inciting regionalism, insulting statutory bodies and disseminating false information to weaken the armed forces, SABA reported.

In announcing the pardon, Minister of Justice Ghazi al-Aghbari urged Yemen's journalists to act responsibly toward their homeland and to adhere to the nation's constitutions and laws, the report said.

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