YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Murtadha reveals country hosting new round of negotiations on prisoners’ file

SANAA, Feb. 2 (YPA) – The head of the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs Abdul Qader Al-Murtadha said that the Kingdom of Jordan has agreed to host the new round of negotiations on the prisoners’ file.
Al-Murtada confirmed that high ranks Saudi officers among the prisoners with the Yemeni army.
He pointed out that the joint committees will begin on Saturday to submit their responses to the comments on prisoners, in line with international preparations for a new round of negotiations on prisoners.
Al-Murtada said that the National Committee of Prisoners provided a list of 7,500 prisoners and detainees, demanding their release, while the other party submitted a list of more than 9,000 names, which were marred by many imbalances.
“The bodies committee moved from the capital Sanaa towards Muscat, hoping to hold direct meetings with the other party,” he said.
Al-Murtada stressed that the intransigence of the coalition’s countries in refusing to disclose the fate of thousands of prisoners from the army was the reason for the failure of implementation of Sweden agreement concluded in mid-December last December.
“We will reveal all the details of Saudi and UAE prisoners with the right time and time,” he said.
He attributed the failure to signing the final list of prisoners so far to several obstacles, the most prominent being the aggression to disclose the fate of 10% of the prisoners of the army and denied the existence of thousands of prisoners in prisons although the National Committee reported the UN places of detention inside and outside Yemen within the notes.

Al-Murtada pointed out that the UAE has not yet interacted with the prisoners agreement and wait for the next round to know how ready to interact, stressing that the implementation of the agreement is the full concern of the prisoners committee.


Sameera Hassn