Thirty-two Yemeni fishermen arrive in Hodeidah after being held in Saudi captivity

Thirty-two Yemeni fishermen arrive in Hodeidah after being held in Saudi captivity

A total of 32 fishermen who were detained in Saudi prisons have arrived at port in Al-Salif District, Hodeidah Governorate.

The Vice-Chairman of the Higher Fisheries Committee and head of the General Authority for Fisheries in the Red Sea, Engineer Hashem al-Dana’i, stated that US-Saudi forces in the Red Sea arrested the fishermen while they were on fishing trips near the island of Dahrab in Yemeni territorial waters, confiscating their catch and everything they had. The Yemenis were subsequently imprisoned on Farasan Island.

Al-Dana’i condemned the practices, kidnappings and continuous violations carried out by the US-Saudi aggression against Yemeni fishermen with the aim of tightening the the siege and doubling the suffering of the Yemeni civilian population.

He also said that returning fishermen will be given all care and attention and will be helped to get back to their normal lives in a way that would enable them to overcome their difficult living conditions.