The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by the Yemeni group Ansar Allah today to release a number of prisoners unilaterally, amid reports that the Houthis have released 290 prisoners.

Griffiths said he hoped it would lead to further progress on a prisoner swap.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed that the Houthis released 290 Yemeni prisoners in a "unilateral" move on Monday.

Among them, 42 survived an attack on a detention center in Dhamar earlier this month, the committee said in a brief statement.

The Houthis had announced earlier on Monday, they plan to release 350 prisoners, including three Saudis, under the auspices of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.

Source: Reuters

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Tagged under

About us

 Castle Journal is an international newspaper with daily electronic edition, received the international license by the United Kingdom number 10675, and accredited by the Egyptian Embassy in London, owned by Abeer Almadawy

Castle Journal expresses on the free and human voice specialized in the diplomatic, cultural and scientific media, it is eager to create a close relationship with the readers, who is our priority and considers them a true partner.

Castle Journal holds all the permits for practicing its duties of journalism in all countries of the world and the international organizations