Members of Mwatana Organization for Human RightsCases
- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- Middle East and North Africa
- Type of record
- Named organization
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
Mwatana staff, field researchers and legal assistants
- Type of rights defended
- Unclear in SG Report
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
in relation to the organization’s cooperation with the UN, including its public engagement with, and participation in, the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council;
context of application for ECOSOC consultative status
- Engagement with UN body
- UN ECOSOC
- Dates of engagement
- September 2019
- Type of attempted engagement
- Participation in meeting on UN premises
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- January 2020
- Reprisal information
eight incidents of detention, intimidation and threats.
These incidents have allegedly been committed by de facto-authorities, Security Belt forces, and forces loyal to the President of Yemen. Names and details of those affected cannot be put forward for fear of further reprisals. In January 2020, in the context of their application for ECOSOC consultative status, a smear campaign against Mwatana was reportedly launched on social media, based on the reportedly false accusation that the organization had stolen money. High-ranking public officials in the internationally recognized Government of Yemen have reportedly been involved in this campaign on Twitter, accusing the organization of being affiliated with the Houthis.
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Defamation / Defamation campaign
- Online harassment
- Threats/Intimidations (incl. "fear of reprisal")
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?