YEMEN Press Agency

50 Yemeni fishermen arrive in Hodeida from Eritrean prisons

HODEIDA, Jul.21 (YPA) – 50 Yemeni fishermen arrived on Thursday in Al-Khoba port of Hodeida province, after they were released from prisons of the Eritrean authorities.

Returning fishermen reported that they were kidnapped in Yemeni territorial waters by the boats of the Eritrean authorities and forcibly taken to the prisons of the State of Eritrea and detained for a period ranging from 25 to 50 days.

They added that their boats and equipment were confiscated before their arrest.

The fishermen appealed to all human rights organizations and activists to intervene urgently to stop the Eritrean authorities from attacking the Yemeni fishermen and their boats.