Yemen's President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi has given the security systems a 72-hour deadline to release all people who have been detained in connection with the popular uprising and all extrajudicial detainees, Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper reported on Thursday.
The Military Committee said Wednesday suitable measures have been taken over the issue of the detainees in connection with the popular uprising, which erupted in early 2011, but it did not give details.
Rights organizations have criticized the slowness of the authorities the extrajudicial detention in the country, and demanded the authorities to act over the issue of all detainees quickly and effectively.
In his report submitted to the UN Security Council recently, the UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, urged to release the detainees in connection with the latest developments in Yemen.
In its latest resolution for Yemen on Tuesday, the UN Security Council urged the government to release the detainees without delay.
The resolution has been hailed by the international community since it came to back the democratic transition under a West-backed power-transfer deal reached in November.
The youth-led protesters, who have refused to leave the change and freedom squares across Yemen until the revolution goals were met, have staged many demonstrations to demand the release the detainees.
They claimed youth activists and others disappeared during mass protests against the former regime last year, accusing security systems loyal to the regime and some tribal sheikhs.