Tomorrow evening (Wednesday), the National Organization of Yemeni Journalists (Sada) is organizing in Marib a hearing session for the four journalists who were released from Houthi prisons as part of the prisoner deal, days after they underwent treatment in a hospital in Marib due to the collapse of their health condition.
The organization confirmed the organization of a hearing for the kidnapped journalists who were sentenced to death by the militia and who were released as part of an exchange deal in the middle of last month, “Tawfiq al-Mansouri, Akram al-Walidi, Harith Humaid, and Abd al-Khaliq Imran,” indicating that the hearing will also be broadcast via Zoom.
This comes at a time when the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, is conducting consultations with the Houthi leaders in Sana’a to reach a unified vision for a comprehensive ceasefire, to enter into comprehensive political negotiations, and to implement what was agreed upon on March 20 regarding the release of more abductees and prisoners.
In the middle of last month, the Yemeni parties had exchanged 887 abductees and prisoners organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in addition to 104 prisoners released by the Coalition to Support Legitimacy as a unilateral initiative on the second day of the exchange.
This operation is the second after a major deal that took place in Yemen in October 2020, and 1,056 abductees and prisoners were released.
And the Legitimacy Support Coalition, within the framework of its humanitarian initiatives, had released 163 Houthi prisoners in May 2022, in addition to the efforts of tribal mediators that succeeded in releasing more than 206 prisoners and abductees as a major batch that took place in the city of Taiz in September 2021, and another was in the form of individuals not exceeding 10 out of each. A party from time to time throughout the eight years of war.
Amidst great optimism, Yemenis are waiting for the return of all Yemeni political parties to release all abductees and prisoners according to the principle of all for all, by returning to the comprehensive political negotiation table.
The former Minister of Human Rights, Houria Mashhour, predicted that the negotiations would soon succeed by returning to a political solution, stressing that all Yemeni components will participate in the consultations and negotiations and set the parameters of the peace agreement and the road map for that.
Houria wrote on her Twitter account: “This period will not be long, especially since the subjective and objective conditions for this process have been completed,” adding: The important thing is to be optimistic and be positive and supportive of calls for peace, not any peace.. but a just, comprehensive and sustainable peace that fulfills the aspirations of Yemenis for stability and development. which is required.