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The conditions of presioners at the hands of Saudi-led coalition

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Member of the Shura Council and member of Ansarullah’s Political Bureau Mohammed al-Bukhaiti on Thursday revealed that there are expatriates deported and systematically tortured among the prisoners released by Saudi Arabia.

“Today, we received at Sanaa airport a total of 128 freed prisoners, including deported expatriates and detainees on the roads subject to the aggression coalition,” al-Bukhaiti said in a tweet.“What I did not expect was that all of them were systematically tortured by the Saudi authorities,” he added.

Earlier in the day, 128 prisoners, released by Saudi Arabia, arrived at Sanaa airport on board an aircraft of ICRC.

Head of the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs Abdulqader Al-Mortada ,earlier this month, said that the aggression coalition forces in Taiz province still hinder an initial exchange deal includes 135 prisoners and detainees from both sides.

“This deal was agreed upon more than a month ago, and names of the prisoners from both parties have been identified,” al-Mortada said, in a statement.He confirmed the committee’s full readiness to implement the deal unconditionally as it is and without excluding anyone.

President of the Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Tuesday stressed on the importance of enhancing efforts to improve conditions of the prisoners.The move came during his meeting with deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Maj. Gen. Jalal al-Ruwaishan.

During the meeting, the officials affirmed on carrying out directives of the leader of the revolution Abdul Malik al-Houthi to pay attention towards prisoners and improve services in prisons in several province.

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

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