Including 15 Saudi… Yemenis agreed to release 1,081 prisoners

UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, announced on Sunday the conclusion of a new round of negotiations between Sana’a and Hadi that lasted for a week and ended with agreement to implement the outcomes of previous negotiations held for months in the Jordanian capital, Amman, regarding to the prisoners.

The new agreement, concluded in the Swiss capital, Geneva, stipulates the approval of the implementation of the first part in Amman negotiations outcomes, includes the release of 680 prisoners of the Sana’a forces in exchange for 400 Hadi elements, including 15 Saudi prisoners and four Sudanese … according to head of Sana’a Committee for Prisoners Affairs Abdulqader al-Mortada.

Al-Murtada revealed arrangements for a new meeting with the aim of implementing the second part of Amman Agreement and expanding it to include large numbers.

Although the recently announced agreement does not carry anything new, as Al-Murtada says, who revealed that the recent understandings were to agree on what was previously reached in Jordan and it was obstructed by the alliance, However, Griffiths considered it an important step to work on other issues, and by this he refers to the political, economic and humanitarian negotiations included in the Sweden agreement that was reached more than a year ago and only Hodeida clause was implemented.

Yemeni parties, despite their affirmation on agreeing to release the first batch of 1080 prisoners, expressed their fears of obstructing the implementation, especially since the agreement had been obstructed more than once by coalition parties and Hadi, where Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, a member in the supreme Political Council in Sana’a, commented on the agreement on the agreement by a phrase in his page on social media saying “important is the implementation,” While Hadi’s Foreign Ministry said that the agreement depends on the extent of its implementation.

Although Saudi Arabia, whose agreement includes the release of 15 of its soldiers and 4 Sudanese, is strongly aspiring to conclude the agreement, but the disagreements within the components of “legitimacy”, which have recently emerged with Ali Mohsen’s contracting agreements outside negotiations

to get his relatives out, may affect the implementation of the new agreement, especially in light of other “legitimate” parties’ resentment for excluding their leaders from the Saudi deal.