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Yemeni Presi. urges Eritrea to release detainees

SANAA, March 31 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi called on the Eritrean authorities to release Yemeni soldiers who are held in Eritrean jails since three years.
During his meeting with Eritrean Foreign Minister Othman Saleh, who left Sanaa earlier on Saturday after paying a short visit to Yemen, President Hadi has requested to set free lieutenant colonel Adel Abdullah Al-Shar'abi and the soldiers Ibrahim Saleh and Othman Abdullah, Yemeni News Agency said.
The three detainees were arrested when they were sailing in a small boat and lost their way outside the territorial waters inadvertently.
Yemeni Minstry of Defense announced that the three personnel were missing in January 2010, after the change of sea-condition where waves pushed their boat to an Eritrean island near Sudan. (end) az.mao KUNA 312344 Mar 12NNNN