Djibouti welcomes two of its prisoners who were hold captives by Eritrea


Last Saturday, Djibouti received two of its war prisoners who were hold captives by Eritrea during the last war between the two countries (Eritrea and Djibouti). The two escaped captives arrived to Djibouti boarding an Ethiopian airlines flight coming from the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sources from Djiboutian media outlets indicated that the two prisoners escaped from prison in Eritrea and fled to the Sudan.
The two escapees, Sergeant Ahmed Aaliyaa Yaba and Sergeant Khidir Simbel Ali on their arrival to the Djibouti international airport, were welcomed by the Djiboutian Defense Minister Abdul-Qader Mohammed Kamel.
The media source indicated that these two were among 19 Djiboutian soldiers who were captured by Eritrean forces in the armed clashes that took place in the Domira region in June of 2008.
The Defense Minister mentioned that the escape of these two prisoners exposes the Eritrean regime who had been constantly denying the presence of any Djiboutian war prisoners during the past three years. This is despite the recognition by Djibouti about the existence of Eritrean war prisoners and allowing the International Red Cross to visit them and let them communicate with their families through Red Cross, in accordance with the international law and the relevant international conventions.

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