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Houthis confirm release of Yemen activist Hisham Al-Omeisy

Yemeni activist, Hisham Al-Omesiy can be seen hugging his children after was was released by the Houthis

January 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm

A famous Yemeni activist who was abducted by the Houthi group in August last year has been released, the group’s spokesperson told MEMO.

Al-Omeisy was released three days ago after five months of detention.

“Hisham Al-Omeisy is free, the decision was made three days ago,” Muhammad Al-Bukhaithi, spokesperson for the Houthi armed group told MEMO.

Twitter users, including close associates and friends celebrated the news.

Thirty-eight-year-old Al-Omeisy was detained in August at Jawlat Al-Misbahi, outside Sana’a, by approximately 15 armed security officers last year.

Al-Omeisy’s political voice rose to prominence during the Arab Spring and the Yemen civil war via social media.

The Hashtag #FreeHisham was used to raise awareness following his abduction.

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