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Release Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye

487 Signatures Goal: 250

With one phone call President Obama induced the Yemeni government to keep Abdulelah Haider Shaye, an independent journalist, in prison. See Jeremy Scahill's report in The Nation about this. So much for freedom of the press and speaking truth to power. Shaye revealed the killing of civilians in Yemen by Americans who were doing covert operations against Al Qaeda there. Obama doesn't like whistleblowers. President Obama must expedite the release of this journalist who is supported internationally and by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as well as by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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  • James Bao
    James Bao United States, Seattle
    May 25, 2016
    May 25, 2016
    Whistleblowers play an important role in governments all around the world, and independent journalism is essential to keeping citizens informed of the truth.
  • Caroline Hope
    Caroline Hope United Kingdom, Bristol
    Jan 18, 2016
    Jan 18, 2016
    Do not imprison the voice for peace in Yemen.
  • Colby phillips
    Colby phillips United States
    Jul 16, 2015
    Jul 16, 2015
    Dear President Obama,

    You of all recent U.S. Presidents know the difference between right and wrong, and imprisoning journalists because they embarrass your government through accurate reporting is wrong by any standard. I urge you to reverse this egregious injustice and free Abduleleh Haider Shaye.

    Sincerely,

    Colby Phillips

  • David Collins
    Feb 22, 2015
    Feb 22, 2015
    I was pleased when Obama was first elected, as I thought him a decent man with integrity..this story saddens me so much.
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