An official in the outgoing president Hadi puppet government has revealed on Friday the falsehood of the propaganda and allegations made by Saudi Arabia about the release of 108 Yemeni prisoners of war.
Yemeni journalist and former media advisor to Hadi in the Yemeni embassy in Riyadh, Anes Mansour, posted a picture of Yemeni immigrants who had been deported from Saudi Arabia and sent to Aden Airport.
نرجوا توضيح من الحوثيين
هل هؤلاء اسرى حوثيين واين تم اسرهم او ان السعودية اعتقلت مغتربين منتهيه اقامتهم وتقدمهم كاسرى حرب
الحقيقة اني اول مره اشاهداسرى ولا فيهم جريح ومصاب ومعاق
— انيس منصور – Anes Mansoor (@anesmansory) May 6, 2022
In a sarcastic comment to the picture, Mansour wondered: “Are these prisoners, and if so where were they captured?”
“This is the first time I have seen ‘prisoners’ who do not among them have any wounded, injured or disabled people,” he added.
Mansour confirmed that Saudi Arabia had arrested Yemeni expatriates whose residency had expired, deported them to Yemen and presented them as if they were released former prisoners of war.
Local media revealed the arrival of a Saudi plane at Aden International Airport carrying 40 people, including expatriates from Somalia, whom Riyadh falsely claimed were recently released former Yemeni soldiers.