Yemen demands UAE close prisons weeks after reports of abuse

Yemen demands UAE close prisons weeks after reports of abuse

Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari has demanded that informal prisons run by the United Arab Emirates in the war-torn country be closed, the official SABA news agency said on Wednesday.

Al-Maysari, who made the demand during talks held in Aden on Monday with Reem al-Hashemi, the UAE’s minister for international cooperation, expressed concern in the past over the Emirat’s oversight of the prisons.

This, however, is the first time that Al-Maysari brought up the issue with a senior Emirati official. The meeting was also attended by the top UAE military commander in Yemen, Brig Gen Mohammed al-Hassani.

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