Today, Wednesday, colleague Hisham Tarmoum was transferred to a hospital in Marib, to receive treatment after his health deteriorated due to his suffering from chronic diseases, as a result of the torture he was subjected to in the prisons of the Houthi militia.
According to a source close to the journalist, Tarmoom, he was transferred to the hospital for the third time, since his release with the rest of his four colleagues, from the prisons of the Houthi militia, in the exchange deal sponsored by the United Nations.
The source confirmed to “Al-Asimah Online” website that Tarmoom was subjected to a severe fainting state, as a result of complications from multiple diseases, which afflicted his body, due to the systematic physical and psychological torture, which he and his colleagues had in the militia’s prisons, which lasted for more than five years.
He added that Tarmum and his colleagues are living in a poor health condition, as the effects of torture are still on them, which requires them to be subjected to more intensive treatment, and to rehabilitation programs that may help them continue their lives again, and overcome the difficulties after their release from the prisons of the Houthi militia.
He pointed out that the situation of the freed journalists, the movement to pressure and remove those who remained in the militia’s prisons, because they are subjected to the most horrific forms of torture, and the longer the period of their abduction and their absence, the greater the deterioration of their health and the worse their condition.
Hisham Tarmoom, Hisham Al-Yousifi, Haytham Al-Shihab, Hassan Enab, and Issam Bel-Ghaith were released in a swap deal in mid-October in an exchange deal between the legitimate government, the Houthi militia, and under the auspices of the United Nations.