Minister orders arrest of two top officials of Kuwait Central Prison.

Nazaha refers some former MoH officials, others to prosecution

After what happened at the Central Prison last Tuesday, and the firm decisions issued by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, to control the situation, protect prisoners and punish those who misuse power, the Ministry of Interior announced the referral of the Central prison events to the Public Prosecution, reports Al- Qabas daily.

The ministry stated that this came on the recommendation of the committee formed by Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid to investigate the events. Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled had issued a ministerial decision to arrest the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Private Security and Correctional Institutions Affairs, Major General Abdullah Saffah, and the Director General of the General Department of Correctional Institutions, Brigadier General Fahd Al-Obeid, in connection with these events.

Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled decided to appoint Brigadier General Nasser Al-Azmi as the Director General of Correctional Institutions and Brigadier Hazaa Al-Juaib as his deputy. In addition, Al-Qabas sources reported that procedures are continuing to enhance security discipline, prevent any defect within the central prison, and establish transparency and apply the law to anyone who abuses power.

The sources indicated that, based on the directives of the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, the concerned inspection teams continued their tours of the central prison to inspect the conditions of the inmates and listen to them, in addition to tightening procedures to control any prohibited items in the possession of the prisoners and prevent them from entering them.

The sources indicated that the next stage will witness other measures related to improving the conditions of inmates in the wards and addressing the negatives, in addition to more decisions aimed at devoting human rights in coordination with the concerned state authorities, and periodic reports will be submitted to the Minister of Interior on all affairs of correctional institutions.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has referred some former Ministry of Health officials and others to the Public Prosecution on suspicion of harming State funds due to their negligence, pursuant to Article 14 of Public Funds Protection Law number One of 1993 and Clause One of Article 22 of the law on the establishment of the authority, reports Al-Rai daily.

Source-  Arab Times.

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