Minster orders release of 536 administrative detainees

Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya speaks at a press conference at the Prime Ministry on July 3, 2022. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMANInterior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya on Sunday ordered the release of 536 administrative detainees on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Prior to the decision, the detainees' cases were checked to ensure that their release will not place them or citizens in danger, to maintain public safety.

A call for alternative punishmentsIn a recent interview, Maj. Gen. Ammar Al-Qudah, a legal and security expert in Jordan, said that 10 percent of the Kingdom’s prisoners are in administrative detention based on the Crime Prevention Law.

Qudah called for a review of administrative detention in the country, and recommended the use of alternative punishments. 

He also cautioned against attributing all overcrowding of Jordanian prisons to the Crime Prevention Law.

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