More than 3,000 detainees released from Libyan prisons in two years

More than 3,000 detainees released from Libyan prisons in two years

July 15, 2021 - 14:37
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

More than 3,000 detainees have been released from government-run prisons in Libya from 2018 until 2020, the Public Prosecutor Office says.

It explained that the move comes upon the Public Prosecutor instructions and the recommendations of the Department of Deterrence to Combat Crime.

From April 1 up to July 3 this year, the office ordered the release of 179 detainees. The Public Prosecutor Office noted that proceedings are ongoing to help detainees settle their status as soon as possible.

The release decisions come within the framework of the Libyan authorities' commitment to reports of international and national human rights committees and bodies, the media office of the Attorney General said.

The office also indicated that the decision covers those who have settled their status or are being held without trial. It also includes prisoners who have exceeded the maximum period of the average duration of detention and those who obtained a release order.