Saudi Coalition Holds French Journalists in Al-Mahra
A Saudi force detained two French journalists after they arrived in Yemen to learn about its humanitarian conditions as a result of the war waged by the coalition led by Riyadh for the eighth year in a row.
The leader of the “Southern Resistance”, Adel Al-Hassani, said in a post on Twitter, “The Saudi-Emirati coalition forces kidnapped the French journalist Yuri Alexis MALDAVSKY and the French journalist Charles Antoine Clovls EMPTAZ.
He added, “The coalition also kidnapped a translator and a driver of Yemeni origins, and their fate with the French journalists is still unknown”.
Al-Hasani called on the French government to “intervene quickly and release the kidnapped journalists and their crew”.
The Saudi-led coalition is preventing Arab and international media from visiting Yemen as part of its media blackout over the brutal crimes it is committing.