Security forces in Aden arrested suspects in the killing of Al-Quaiti

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الجمعة, 05-06-2020 الوقت 12:54:41 صباحاً بتوقيت عدن

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Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) security forces have detained suspects in the killing of Ruptly stringer Nabil Hassan al-Quaiti, who was shot dead in the city of Aden on June 2, STC Vice President Hani Ben Brik said.

On Thursday, RT broadcaster reported that al-Quaiti was killed by unidentified gunmen near his house in the Dar Saad district in northern Aden. UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay condemned the journalist's murder. Al-Quaiti was survived by a pregnant wife and three children.
"The suspects involved in the [murder] have been arrested. We have cameras, which have recorded this incident.

Perpetrators were tracked, and some of them were detained," the STC vice president said in a live broadcast on Twitter late on Thursday.

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Ben Brik also accused forces affiliated with the UN-recognized Yemeni government of being involved in al-Quaiti's murder, as they tried to "horrify the south's voice and its free media."

The journalist has also been a contributor to several other media organizations, including AFP, which also confirmed his death. Non-profits Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders have slammed the journalist's murder. The CPJ urged Yemeni authorities to probe the killing of al-Quaiti.

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