Last week Jeremy Scahill, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute, spoke on Democracy Now! about President Obama’s role in the imprisonment of Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a prominent Yemeni journalist. “It’s important,” says Scahill, “to point out that Abdulelah Haider was not just a mouthpiece for these Al Qaeda figures. He was very critical of conservative Salafist movements in Yemen. He also did critical reporting about Zindani, his own relative, and was a fiercely independent character.”

For more, see Jeremy Scahill’s article, “Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?

Erin Schikowski