466 prisoners released in Tripoli over Coronavirus concerns

466 prisoners released in Tripoli over Coronavirus concerns

March 28, 2020 - 21:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libya's Public Prosecution has ordered the release of 466 prisoners from Tripoli Rehabilitation Center as part of precautionary measures against the outbreak of Coronavirus, Ministry of Justice of the Government of National Accord said on Saturday.

It added that the released persons included people under interrogation, and those who are eligible for parole, and those included in earlier release orders. The inmates included Arab and foreign nationals.

"The release comes at the recommendation of the Supreme Council of Judiciary in order to decrease the number of prisoners to avoid crowds." The Ministry of Justice said on Facebook.

The Ministry added that this is the first step in a series of measures that aim to decrease crowdedness in prisons as more details about cases eligible for release, in addition to the Supreme Council of Judiciary's plan to pardon convicts who did half their time in jail, old people and persons with health problems.