Yemen’s Conflicting Parties Concede for Prisoner Swap

January 25, 2019

According to an official from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the conflicting parties involved in Yemen’s war would be conceding to the terms of prisoner swap next week.

The prisoner exchange was discussed between the Houthis and the Yemeni government last week in Amman, Jordan’s capital city. During the discussions, both parties are required to concur on the list of the prisoners who would be exchanged.

Mirella Hodeib, who is the Communication Coordinator with the International Committee of the Red Cross, declared about the developmental works that the Red Cross has forged for the prisoner exchange during a press briefing in Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen.

Mirella stated that the two parties involved in the Yemen dispute is still largely split over the process of the prisoner swap and the details involved with the process.

She even stated that on the matter of prisoner emancipation and exchange, the two warring factions are holding discussions to reach a result. The list of the prisoners to be exchanged that was concluded by the two sides last year in the month of December, it was initially decided that around 16000 people would be exchanged; however, it’s not the final number. The final list on the total number of prisoners to be swapped is yet to be finalized by both parties. Till next Monday, the two parties have agreed to defer the swap time.

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