Baraa Shiban is Reprieve’s Yemen Project Coordinator. He also serves as a youth representative in Yemen’s National Dialogue (a body charged with negotiating solutions to Yemen’s challenges and, where necessary, revising its laws).
Baraa is a Business Administration graduate and was involved with a number of civil society organizations in Yemen from 2006-2011. In 2011, he played a significant role in peaceful demonstrations against the dictatorship of Ali Abdullah Saleh, helping run a media centre in Sana’a’s Change Square.
As Reprieve’s Yemen Project Coordinator he has interviewed witnesses and civilian victims of US airstrikes around Yemen, including people from Rada’a, Khashamir, Wessab, and towns in Ayban and Marib. Baraa speaks Arabic and English.