After close to month of residing in morgue, journalist Mohammed Alabsi finally laid to rest

Published on 14 January 2017 in News
Yasser Rayes (author)

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Alabsi was renowned for pursuing information and tips regarding purported corruption which has always been a major issue in Yemen.

Alabsi was renowned for pursuing information and tips regarding purported corruption which has always been a major issue in Yemen.

Today, Jan. 13, hundreds of mourners have laid to rest the body of Mohammed Alabsi one of Yemen’s most dedicated journalists.

Alabsi was renowned for pursuing information and tips regarding purported corruption which has always been a major issue in Yemen.

Late on December 20, of 2016, Mohammed Alabsi and his cousin had a late night meal in a restaurant in Sana’a, shortly after that, the two men were rushed to the emergency room where Alabsi died while his cousin survived.

Due to the sensitivity of the cases Alabsi reported on, his family members along with the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate demanded that the General-Attorney’s Office stop the burial of Alabsi and order that autopsy be conducted to ascertain the causes of his death.

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate have announced on Wednesday, January 11, that the journalists will be laid to rest on Friday, January 13, after Friday’s Prayers.

“The burial comes after the completion of the autopsy and the procedures pertaining to sending samples of several parts of Alabsi’s body to the Jordanian capital Amman, the samples arrived today in the evening to the Criminal Evidence Laboratories… in order to examine them and ascertain the cause of death” read the announcement.

Due to Alabsi investigations into purported corruption cases several observers including his family members believe that he was poisoned in the restaurant he ate in. However, no evidence of such poisoning has been made public yet.