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Radya Al-Mutawakel

Radya Al-Mutawakel

HRD & President
Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights
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Radya Al-Mutawakel is the President of the Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights, an independent Sana’a-based organisation that monitors and documents human rights violations in Yemen.

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Yemen have been subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest, threats of fabricated prosecutions, physical attacks and surveillance as well as restrictions to their right to freedom of expression, association and assembly. They were heavily affected by the reaction to the mass protests that broke out during the early months of 2011 as well as by the ongoing conflict.