Yemen 1990 Law No. 25 on the Press and Publications and the Internet

Until the early 20th century, North Yemen was part of the old Ottoman Empire, declaring independence in 1918. The U.K. had set up a protectorate for the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, but dissolved this in 1967, which then became South Yemen. Marxist intrigue in the Southern Government caused an exodus of hundreds-of-thousands of residents to North Yemen. Setting aside disagreements between the North and South, the peoples formally joined as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. Saudi Arabia and Yemen settled their border disagreements in 2000. The legislation applying to the Internet is Yemen Law No. 25 on the Press and Publications of 1990.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is Free Speech Guaranteed in Yemeni Law?
What Rights are Guaranteed Under the Law?
What Acts are Prohibited by the Law?
What Punishments are Covered?
What About Internet Rights?


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