Interview with Farea al-Muslimi

Episode 3 featured an excerpt from an interview we recorded last month with writer and activist Farea al-Muslimi. Because the interview contained much more valuable material than we could fit into a single segment, we decided to post the full interview here. We start off with Farea's reflections on recent visits to the embattled southern province of Abyan. After that, we discuss Farea's personal connection to the United States, and his views on US policy toward Yemen. Today, Farea became the first Yemeni to participate in a US congressional hearing on Yemen-related issues. The Senate Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights held a hearing on "The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing"; Farea joined two high-level military officers and two legal experts on the witness panel. He was by far the most impressive of the witnesses.

You can watch the entire hearing here. Farea's full written testimony, which is a moving and informative read, is here.

Farea's five-minute oral testimony is here: