ⓘ Radhya Al-Mutawakel

                                     

ⓘ Radhya Al-Mutawakel

Radhya Al-Mutawakel is a human rights defender and the Yemeni co-founder and chairperson of Mwatana Organisation For Human Rights, an independent organisation working to defend and protect human rights in Yemen. Al-Mutawakel and Mwatanas recent work has focused on documenting alleged human rights abuses by all parties to the current conflict in Yemen, including by the United States, the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi forces. She has briefed the UN Security Council on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, becoming the first person to do so, and has written widely and appeared in a range of media outlets, including Vice News, the Guardian, and The New Internationalist, talking about human rights violations during the conflict.

                                     
  • particularly targeted, and Executive Director Abdulrasheed Al - Faqih and Chairperson Radhya Al - Mutawakel had both been temporarily detained in June 2018. Amnesty