Numbers of prisoners in Misrata prisons declining rapidly

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Numbers of prisoners in Misrata prisons declining rapidly

February 14, 2018 - 15:54
Written by: HousamNajjair

The committee set up to monitor prisons in Misrata municipality announced on Tuesday that it has completed its work on the evaluation of prisons, noting that the number of detainees in prisons within the municipality does not exceed 150.

The committee stated at a press conference that in previous times, the number of prisoners had reached 2900.

The numbers of prisoners declined after authorities resorted to releasing prisoners before reaching the term ordered by the judiciary, adding that those released include those who spent three quarters of their sentence or others on health reasons.

The committee added that they followed the cases of military detainees accused of suppressing 17th of February revolutionaries in the Sakat prison, noting that local and international organizations, including Human Rights Watch, visit the prisons periodically.