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128 detainees repatriated back to Yemen from Saudi Arabia

The Arab Daily News
10 Dec 2019, 04:37 GMT+10

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Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, facilitated the repatriation of 128 detainees from Saudi Arabia to Yemen following a request from the Coalition's Joint Forces Command and in agreement with both parties.

Before the operation, the ICRC confirmed the detainees' identities and verified that they wished to be repatriated via pre-departure interviews at Khamis Msheit prison.

The ICRC sees the release as a positive step and hopes that it will spur further releases and repatriations of conflict-related detainees.

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