Yemen: 135 prisoners released

Yemeni local tribal mediation succeeds in releasing 135 prisoners

SANAA, Yemen — The prisoner exchange dossier between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels has witnessed significant progress recently when 135 prisoners (75 government forces and 60 Houthis) were released through local mediation. The swap was the largest ever mediated by local tribes since the war broke out in Yemen in 2015.

The office of UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths and the International Committee of the Red Cross — which have been playing a significant role in the prisoner swap file since the war started — have yet to comment on the recent exchange as of the time of this writing.

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Houthis, by Henry Ridgwell (VOA) via Wikipedia

Houthis, by Henry Ridgwell (VOA) via Wikipedia

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