Twenty-six Yemeni fishermen released from illegal Eritrean captivity after 40 days

Twenty-six Yemeni fishermen released from illegal Eritrean captivity after 40 days

A total of 26 Yemeni fishermen, who have been detained in Eritrean prisons, arrived on Sunday evening in al-Khouba area in the al-Luhiya District of Hodeidah province.

The Director of the Fishery Landing Centers at the General Authority for Fisheries, Abdul-Malik Sabra, and the Director of the Fishery Landing Center in al-Khouba, Mohammed al-Mahdali, said that these fishermen had been arrested within Yemeni territorial waters and detained in Eritrean prisons for 40 days.

The fishermen explained that Eritrean forces confiscated their seven boats along with their fishing equipment. The fishermen denounced the continued assaults and piracy against the fishermen.

The Chief of the General Authority for Fisheries in the Red Sea has provided the means to satisfy the needs of the released fishermen, according to Sabra and al-Mahdali.

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