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Ansarullah Ready to Exchange All Prisoners with Ex-Yemeni Government
By Staff, Agencies
Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement announced that it was ready to exchange all prisoners with the country’s former government, one day after a major prisoner swap between the two sides.
“We are ready to exchange all prisoners, including former Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the chairman of Yemen's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said in a post on his Twitter account.
Ansarullah captured al-Subaihi in March 2015.
Al-Houthi also called for forming an independent commission to look into torture of prisoners held by the ex-government and the Saudi-led coalition.
On Thursday and Friday, the two sides swapped prisoners under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC].
On September 27, a joint statement by the ICRC and the UN announced a deal in Geneva between the two rivals to exchange over 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis and four Sudanese.
The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in 2015. Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project [ACLED].
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