Pro-UAE factions have on Wednesday released activist Halah Badawi, 100 days after she was kidnapped and arrested in Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on the testimonies of well-informed sources.
Sources said that a court in the city of Mukalla, released media activist Halah Badawi although trial proceedings will continue in the case fabricated by the local authorities loyal to the Saudi-led coalition against her, due to the fact that she had been reporting on corruption cases in the province.
The sources added that Badawi’s condition had deteriorated as a result of torture and solitary confinement in Mukalla’s military intelligence prison, before she was transferred to the central prison.
Military intelligence officers loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Hadhramaut kidnapped Badawi on December 30th and confiscated her phone because of a Facebook post criticising the poor living conditions in the area and condemning the corruption of the director of the pro- STC provincial education office.