Eritrea releases 60 Yemeni fishermen after almost a year of illegal detention

Eritrea releases 60 Yemeni fishermen after almost a year of illegal detention

Eritrean authorities have on Friday released 60 Yemeni fishermen, nearly a year after they were arrested near international waters in the Red Sea, Almawqea Post reported.

The fishermen confirmed that the Eritrean authorities refused to return their fishing boats to them, and only released them and delivered them to one of the beaches of Khokha district, Hodeidah province.

According to residents in Hodeidah, the detained fishermen are in need of help after losing their boats, which were their only source of income.

For its part, Hadi puppet government accused the Eritrean government of detaining dozens of fishermen while fishing in international waters.

Local sources indicated that approximately 172 Yemeni fishermen and 33 fishing boats are still being held by Eritrean forces.

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