Yousuf Ajlan is a Yemeni journalist who was seized from his home, on October 16 2016, and who his friends believe is being held in secret extrajudicial detention. Militia members seized him, thought to be associated with the Houthi factions.
Roy Greenslade, reporting for The Guardian, wrote that Ajlan had a past history of covering controversial topics, like Yemeni individuals held in Guantanamo, and Yemen's detention of American citizen Sharif Mobley, but that he had retired from journalism after a previous capture, in March 2015. Greenslade noted Ajlan was the sixteenth journalist to be captured in 2016.
- Roy Greenslade (2016-11-18). "Fears grow for the 16th journalist abducted in Yemen this year: Former website editor was taken from his home a month ago by Houthi militia". The Guardian (UK). https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/nov/18/fears-grow-for-the-16th-journalist-abducted-in-yemen-this-year. Retrieved 2017-06-25. "He is thought to be held by representatives of the Houthi, the pro-Iranian Shia-led movement that controls most of northern Yemen and is engaged in a bitter struggle with pro-government forces backed by Saudi Arabia."
- Lucia Calderón Portugal (2016-11-19). "Periodista lleva un mes secuestrado [Journalist kidnapped for one month]" (in Portugese). Clases de Periodismo (Portugal). http://www.clasesdeperiodismo.com/2016/11/19/yemen-periodista-lleva-un-mes-secuestrado/. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
- "Press release on the abduction of colleague Yousuf Ajlan". Almasdar online. 2016-11-14. http://www.almasdaronline.com/article/print/86351. Retrieved 2017-06-25. "The Houthi militias kidnapped on 15 of last October our fellow journalist Yousuf Ajlan from outside his house in the capital Sana'a."
- Moammar Al-Eryani (2017-12-05). "EXCLUSIVE TO THE MEDIA LINE: The Lost Freedom of Expression in Yemen". The Media Line. http://www.themedialine.org/human-rights/lost-freedom-expression-yemen/. Retrieved 2018-10-13. "Such as the detention of the opposition journalist and lecturer at Sana’a Media College Yahya alGubaihi and his son because he went to receive treatment in a Saudi hospital. Also the detention of Yousef Ajlan who runs the opposition Almasdar Online website, and journalist Abdulrahim Mohsin and Kamil alkhawdani among others."