Macid Fedail, spokesman of the Prisoner and Detainees Negotiation Committee of the Yemeni government, stated that a total of 196 prisoners were released from both sides today.
Expressing that the prisoner exchange, which has been going on for 3 days with the coordination of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has been completed, Fedail noted that approximately 900 people were released from both sides.
Fedail stated that among those released today are 4 journalists sentenced to death by the Houthis, Bilal, son of former Vice President Ali Muhsin al-Ahmer, and his relative Muhsin Ali Salih al-Ahmer.
The prisoner exchange began on April 14, with simultaneous reciprocal flights between Sana’a and Aden.
The Yemeni government and the Houthis started prisoner exchange talks in Switzerland on March 11, under the auspices of the United Nations.
As a result of negotiations, the parties agreed on the mutual release of 887 people, including 4 journalists and well-known political, military and security officials, on 20 March.