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15 Saudi prisoners among 400 in line to be released by Houthis

International Desk || shiningbd

Published: 11:04, 29 September 2020   Update: 11:05, 29 September 2020
15 Saudi prisoners among 400 in line to be released by Houthis

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Yemen’s legitimate government and the country’s revel Huthis have reached an agreement to release imprisoned people of both oppositions. Following a recent contract, the Houthi militia will release 400 prisoners including 15 Saudi men and the country’s government will release 681 prisoners i.e. Houthi militia supporters.

The Yemeni government will release 681 prisoners, and the Houthi militia will release 400, said, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al Maliki in a press conference on Sunday, according to the Saudi Gazette released on Saturday.

"Fifteen Saudi prisoners of war will be released by Houthi militia as part of the Yemen prisoner exchange agreement," Al Maliki added.

Al Maliki said the Yemeni prisoner exchange agreement also includes the release of four Sudanese.

He described the prisoner swap as 'purely humanitarian'. The Coalition called on the Houthi militia not to undermine the efforts of the United Nation special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths.

The Arab coalition forces to Restore the Legitimate Government in Yemen said that 15 Saudi prisoners are to be released by Houthis, adding that the prisoner swap is in line with the Stockholm agreement.