Yemen's Ansarullah offers new prisoner swap deal to Saudi-backed ex-govt.
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Ansarullah movement has offered the Saudi-backed former government a new deal for exchange of prisoners over a week after the popular movement unilaterally released hundreds of detainees.
Head of Yemen’s National Committee for Prisoners Affairs (NCPA), Abdulqader al-Mortada, said Friday the group had told "local mediators" that it was ready to implement a prison exchange within one week.
"We are waiting for the other side to respond," he noted, according to a report by Al Masirah TV.
The Ansarullah official said the deal offered to the other side would cover 2,000 prisoners in the "first phase".
The offer came days after the Houthi movement released hundreds prisoners, including three Saudi nationals, in its latest goodwill gesture.
Through the release, the Ansarullah movement and its allies in the Yemeni army said they sought to underline their commitment to peace negotiations held in Sweden last December.
The talks with Yemen's Saudi-backed former government resulted in an agreement, which calls for a ceasefire in Hudaydah, a prisoner exchange and a statement of understanding on the southern city of Ta’izz.
The unilateral release of prisoners proved Ansarullah’s "credibility in implementing the Sweden agreement and we call on the other party to take a comparable step," the NCPA head said at the time.
The released detainees were "included in the prisoner lists of the Sweden deal," Mortada said in a presser.
Mortada noted that the Ansarullah movement launched the initiative due to the big delay in the implementation of the prisoner swap deal.
Posted by: Fred 2019-10-12