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Sana'a agrees to the release of the “leader of the Yemen Reform Party” in the prisoner exchange agreement

Eviralnews, Abdul Qadir al-Mortaza, the head of the National Prisoners Committee of Yemen, in a statement published by the Yemeni news agency “Sabah”, pointed out that this agreement includes the release of Mohammad Qahtan in exchange for the release of 50 army prisoners in the hands of the other side, and if anyone is dead. We will hand over his body in exchange for the handover of 50 bodies by the other party.

Al-Mortaza said: “This agreement is the result of our insistence on the release of our captives.”

According to ISNA, he emphasized the desire of Sana'a to end this humanitarian case with the release of all prisoners based on the rule of total against total and away from any political calculations.

He pointed out that during the past procedures and negotiations, this committee has demanded the release of all prisoners and the need to resolve this case and not to connect it with other cases and use it as a pressure tool.

The Islah party is a Sunni group that is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Qahtan is one of the senior leaders of the Yemeni Rally Party for the Reformation of Yemen, the largest Islamist party in the country, and one of the four people whom the United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 2216 in 2015 asked Ansarullah to release.

Mohammad Qahtan

Ansarullah arrested Qahtan on April 5, 2015.

Since April 2022, Yemen has witnessed a lull in the war that began about 10 years ago between mercenary forces of the resigned Yemeni government and Ansarullah forces, which have been in control of provinces and cities, including the capital Sanaa, since 2014.

In April 2023, the government of Sana'a implemented the latest prisoner exchange agreement, according to which about 900 prisoners and detainees from both sides were released after negotiations in Switzerland, mediated by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations.


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