A number of prisoners have on Tuesday escaped from a prison run by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Lahj province, Yemen News Portal reported, citing local sources.
According to the sources, seven inmates at the Central Prison in Al-Hawtah District, the center of Lahj province, managed to escape after breaking one of the prison’s windows
The sources noted that security forces were complicit in the prison break.
Meanwhile, dozens of citizens blocked several main roads, in protest against the escape of some of the most dangerous prisoners in the province.
Local sources affirmed that the tribal protesters completely cut off the road in front of travelers in Radfan area.
The sources added that the protesters created several checkpoints in search of the prisoners, several of whom stand accused of killing civilians around the province.