The General Authority for Fisheries in the Red Sea received 17 fishermen Monday at the landing center in Al-Lahya District, after they were kidnapped by the forces of the US-backed Saudi-led aggression colaition in the Red Sea.
Director General of Ports and Landing Centers at the authority, Aziz Al-Atini, said that the fishermen, who were kidnapped by the forces of aggression on the seventh anniversary of the massacre of Uqban Island, almost died as a result of hunger and thirst.
He stressed that the ugliness of this crime is no less than the crime of the Uqban massacre in its brutality.
The coalition forces shot fire to kill innocent fishermen in Uqban, and it kidnaped those fishermen today, leaving them on an uninhabited island to let them alone starve to death.
The fishermen said that they were surprised by a military boat carrying Saudi soldiers who kidnapped them from the island of Baklan and Fisht, confiscating their boats with generators, getting rid of all their property, including nets, equipment and fish, and throwing them by force into the sea.
They explained that the kidnappers treated them in a brutal and inhumane way, and dropped them on the uninhabited island of Sana, after holding them for more than three days.