Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement said it was ready to exchange all prisoners with the Saudi-backed ex-government, one day after a major prisoner swap between the two sides.
“We are ready to exchange all prisoners, including former Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi,” Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi, the chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said in a post on his Twitter account.
Al-Subaihi was captured by the revolutionary group in March 2015.
Al-Houthi also called for forming an independent commission to look into torture of prisoners held by the ex-government and the Saudi-led coalition Tasnim news agency reported.
On Thursday and Friday, the two sides swapped prisoners under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
On Sept. 27, a joint statement by the ICRC and the UN announced a deal in Geneva between the two rivals to exchange over 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis and four Sudanese.
Source: Iranian media