Sana'a (Debriefer) - The Yemeni UN-recognized government has fully stopped local negotiations on prisoner swap in the northeastern governorate of Marib, head of the Houthi prisoner committee tweeted on Friday.
"They also hampered the application of 10 swaps, covering more than 300 prisoners from both sides, that were recently agreed to," Abdul Kader al-Murtadha added.
On 30 December, the official said the year 2020 saw the release of 1,087 Houthi prisoners, 670 via the UN and 417 through locally-mediated deals.
The Yemeni government "thwarted 30 swaps that were crafted by local parties and would see over 600 prisoners freed from two sides," Murtadha claimed.
Many locally-mediated deals have successfully released prisoners from the official government and supporting tribes, in one hand, and from the Houthi group, in the other, away from the UN efforts.