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Houthis release over 100 prisoners

The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen released more than 100 war prisoners yesterday after mediation from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The unilateral release comes more than a year after the warring sides in Yemen exchanged more than 800 prisoners.

Daphne Mariet, Head of the ICRC Delegation in Yemen, said, “We are pleased to see humanitarian considerations being prioritized, especially as this action brings joy to families eagerly anticipating the return of their loved ones, particularly with Eid al-Adha approaching in a few weeks.”

“We hope this paves the way for further releases, bringing comfort to families eagerly anticipating reunification with their loved ones,” she added.

A total of 113 prisoners were released in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Thousands of people are still believed to be held as prisoners of war since 2014, with many others missing.

 

Source: WCYS with agencies.
Photo: Release of prisoners in Sanaa, Yemen, source: @leandroptbr

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