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Red Cross: Yemen prisoner release 'hanging in the balance' : Red Cross: Yemen prisoner release 'hanging in the balance'

Feb 04, 2019 - The Canadian Press

The release of prisoners by Yemen's warring parties is "hanging in the balance" because of differences over the lists submitted by the government and its Saudi-led coalition partners and rival Houthi rebels, a senior Red Cross official said Monday.

Dominik Stillhart, operations director of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said a key issue is that each side submitted a list with 8,000 names, but the other side says they are holding a "significantly lower" number.

The two ...