On Tuesday, President Macron announced that Alain Goma had been freed after four months in captivity in Yemen.

Goma was abducted by Houthis when he was forced to abandon his sailing trip and dock in Hodeida in June due to damage to his boat. He was accused of being a spy and held in prison in Sana’a, alongside two French-Tunisian nationals.

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Omani authorities once again played a key role in securing the release. Saudi authorities were reportedly also involved.

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