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Yemen frees 12 journalists

SANAA - Human-rights activists said 12 of the 15 Yemeni journalists detained this week had been freed after Abdul Aziz al-Saqaf, editor-in-chief of the Yemen Times, said he was beaten for organising a debate about Yemen's future after the civil war. Reuter