“I am delighted that Luke Simmons, who has been illegally detained without charge or trial since 2017 in Yemen by the Houthis, has been released and will soon be reunited with his family, “wrote Liz Truss on her Twitter account.
He also continued: “I praise our partners in Saudi Arabia and Oman for securing his release “.
In addition, British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly said, via his Twitter account, that the efforts of Saudi Arabia and Oman contributed to the reunification of Simmons and his family.
The Houthi militia arrested Luke Simmons in the capital, Sanaa, on suspicion of spying on behalf of Britain (although he was never formally charged with in court), a claim her family vehemently denies.
His family said Simmons, 29, broke his arm during an interrogation in an attempt to force him to confess, noting that his physical and mental health had deteriorated during his isolation.