The Saudi occupation forces in the eastern Yemeni province of Mahrah have carried out a large-scale arrest campaign against Yemenis returning from abroad to Yemen through the Shehin crossing with Oman, security sources reported on Monday.
According al-Mahrah Post outlet, Saudi forces have arrested some Yemenis returning from abroad at the port and accused them of working for Iran, Hezbollah or terrorist organisations.
The sources confirmed that the Saudi forces have taken the abductees directly to Riyadh under the direction of the governor Rajeh Bakret, who was appointed by the Saudi ambassador Mohammed Al Jaber, without regard or respect for the Yemeni state, its authorities or security and judicial agencies.
The outlet obtained pictures of some of the people who have been arrested at the port by Saudi forces and deported to Riyadh.
Mahrah’s peaceful sit-in protest committee had earlier warned of arbitrary arrests by Saudi forces of Yemenis in Shehin port.
Mahrah’s districts in general and the Shehin district in particular have been witness protests and sit-ins against the Saudi military presence and its repeated attempts to control the ports and government institutions in the province, as well as demanding the dismissal of Governor Rajeh Bakret on the basis of corruption cases and his work for Saudi Arabia.