The head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, Abdul Qadir al-Murtadha, has revealed on Monday that 22 Yemeni prisoners have been freed in a prisoner exchange won through local mediation with coalition-backed forces.
“Twenty-two prisoners of the army and the Popular Committees were freed today in a prisoner swap achieved through local mediation,” al-Murtadha said on his Twitter account.
بعون الله وتوفيقه تم اليوم. الاثنين 14/رمضان/ 1442 الموافق 26/4/2021 تحرير. (22) اسير من أسرى الجيش واللجان الشعبية في عملية تبادل عبر وساطة محلية..
ونسأل الله الفرج لبقية الأسرى.
— عبدالقادر المرتضى (@abdulqadermortd) April 26, 2021
It is worth noting that the National Committee of Prisoners concluded dozens of exchange deals through local mediation, far from the United Nations concerned with the file, according to the Swedish agreement.