Negotiations on possible exchange and release of thousands of prisoners currently ongoing in Yemen

Negotiations on possible exchange and release of thousands of prisoners currently ongoing in Yemen

The head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs has said that there are negotiations with the Saudi-led aggression through the United Nations in order to reach a deal to exchange and release thousands of prisoners.

“There are negotiations at the present time with the other party through the United Nations, with the aim of reaching a deal greater than any previous deals,” Abdulqadir al-Murtadha said in a statement to Al-Masirah TV on Saturday.

He explained that the last meeting with the UN was three weeks ago, and they discussed concluding a deal to exchange thousands of prisoners from both sides.

Al-Murtadha called on the UN to bring the Emirati side to the negotiations as a basic requirement for any upcoming round. He stressed the UAE’s responsibility for imprisoning thousands of prisoners in the southern governorates and the coast.

The head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs indicated that there are dozens of deals that were agreed upon locally and are still pending awaiting final approval by the Saudi regime.

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