YEMEN Press Agency

Hodeidah: 10 insolvent prisoners released from jail

HODEIDAH, Jul. 20 (YPA) – At least ten insolvent prisoners who served their term sentence and were unable to pay their dues were released on Monday in Hodeidah governorate.

The local authority and the Office of the General Authority of Zakat paid their financial obligations amounting to 16 million riyals.

Governor Mohamed Quhim stressed the importance of releasing insolvent prisoners and paying their money to contribute to promoting social solidarity.

He pointed out that the release process comes in response to the call of the leader of the revolution , Sayyed  Abdul Malik al-Houthi, to take care of the prisoners and check their conditions, especially those who are insolvent.

Quhim praised the contribution of the Zakat Authority office in the release of this batch of insolvent, calling on businessmen to pay attention to the situation of insolvent prisoners and adopt such initiatives, stressing the readiness of the local authority to support such charitable projects in accordance with the possibilities available.

Rashid al-Sanwi, deputy director general of the Authority’s provincial office, said the authority had paid 6 million riyals, while the local authority had provided 10 million riyals to help insolvent prisoners.

For their part, the released prisoners thanked the local authority and the Zakat Authority for this humanitarian gesture, paid their financial obligations and contributed to their return to their families on this religious occasion.