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Yemen: Prisoner swap could involve up to 16,000, says Red Cross


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 19-12-2018 15:39 IST
Yemen: Prisoner swap could involve up to 16,000, says Red Cross

Yemen's warring parties have exchanged lists with a total of 16,000 names of people believed to be detained as part of a prisoner swap deal signed last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

Forty days after the Dec. 11 signing, the ICRC will have 10 days to interview those released and arrange their transfers, Fabrizio Carboni, ICRC regional director for the Middle East, told a briefing.

They are expected to include people detained outside Yemen and some foreigners held in the country, he said.

(With inputs from agencies.)