Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye kept in prison by Obama administration.

Today I wanted to share an inside story reported by Aljazeera (one of my favourite news channel recently) and the video from Democracy Now! featuring Mohamed  Abdel Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalist and The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahil, about the continued imprisonment of Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a Yemeni reporter. The video of Aljazeera covers the delicate issue of freedom of press and speech in Yemen and the involvement of the Obama administration in the abduction and imprisonment of the journalist, who “showed that the US had conducted a missile strike in the village of Al Majala that killed fourteen women and twenty-one children”. Shaye has been in jail since 2010 and although the public opinion was strong an united towards this cause and inciting for his release, the US voice was higher and with just a phone call by Mr Obama in February 2011, the sentence of Shaye remained permanent. Guess what? He was accused to be connected to al-Qaeda.

Both videos are worht to be seen.   If you want to get more insight on this issue, I would invite to read the article by Jeremy Scahill where you can also follow the video I posted above and sign the petition to urge President Obama to make a step back and to cease this outrage to democracy and press freedom.


These days will be hard without my laptop but I’ll try to post as much as possible from other computer, mainly videos and interesting stories and photos taken from reliable sources. Unfortunately I won’t have time to elaborate so much, but I will give you just a hint and you can look into the news furhter!

Laura Zuffi


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