YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Arabia deports 11 Yemeni fishermen

HODEIDAH, May 4 (YPA) – 11 Yemeni fishermen returned on Tuesday night to Hodeidah province after being held in Saudi prisons for more than 40 days.

The fisherman Yahya Maqbuli that he was kidnapped with his fellow returnees were kidnapped in the territorial waters by a boat belonging to the Saudi forces and they were taken to a prison in Farasan area.

He also said that the Saudi troops interrogated them for nine days under torture before they were transferred to another prison in Jizan, they stayed there for 40 days.

He pointed out that Saudi forces released them after confiscating their boats’ equipment and personal belongings.

Meanwhile, President of the General Authority for Fisheries in the Red Sea, Hashim al-Daniaay condemned inhuman practices and acts of maritime piracy carried out by the coalition forces against Yemeni fishermen.