UNESCO demands to investigate into death of Yemeni journalist

UNESCO demands to investigate into death of Yemeni journalist

UNESCO on Saturday called for investigating into the death of the investigative reporter Mohammed al-Aabsi in the capital Sana'a.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova called on the authorities to launch an independent investigation into the death of Mohammed Al-Absi and bring the perpetrators to justice.

UNESCO cited on its site that al-Abasi was poisoned as an autopsy has reportedly shown.

Al-Absi was a prominent Yemeni investigative journalist said to have been investigating oil companies owned by Houthi leadership. He had published a series of reports over the past years, focused on corruption, particularly in the energy industry and in relation to arms deals.

One of the published documents concerns Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam, alleging that he owns an oil company that sells on the black market in Houthi-controlled areas.

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