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Samia Al-Agbry (Al Aghbari)


They are always telling me “find yourself a husband." They think that the defamation against women activists will silence them, but I have proved them wrong.

Samia Al-Agbry was the secretary of the Rights and Freedoms Committee of the Journalists' Syndicate, and regularly documents and reports human rights violations in Yemen, particularly against journalists. In Yemen, HRD and journalists currently who are monitoring and reporting on human rights violations are targeted and punished by the authorities.

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.