Jane Novak of Armies of Liberation and co-blogger at MPJ has worked tirelessly on exposing human rights abuses in Yemen. Journalists and activists are especially targeted if they dare to speak out for the plight of the Yemeni people against the brutal dictatorship of Yemeni President Saleh.
Please help the campaign to save al-Khaiwani's life by signing the petition and passing the word along.
Sign here please. Its a letter campaign to the Yemeni government, US, UK, UN and EU for my friend Yemeni journalist al-Khaiwani who may be sentenced to death in two weeks for insulting the president. We can't have that. No. So please sign here. In Yemen, the campaign is co-sponsored by Member of Parliament Amed Saif Hasid who gave Jawa an interview about conditions in Yemen prisons and two prominent female activists.
Also the UK journalists organization, Article 19, has endorsed the campaign.
Some Al-Khaiwani quotes:
October 27, 2005 Yemen Times article by al-Khawiani "Stop Attacking the American Journalist" :
"Being an independent political article, Jane is an effective voice having its strong reverberation in different parts of the world. After their failure to attract Novak to their side, the Yemeni authorities turned to terrorize journalists, harm the reputation of Novak and prevent the circulation of her articles in the country in order not to let the Yemeni journalists know the westerners who back them."