PRESIDENT RECEIVES MINISTER OF INTERIOR AND MUNICIPALITIES

President Michel Aoun met Interior and Municipalities Minister, Brigadier General Mohammad Fahmy, today at Baabda Palace, and discussed with him security and prison conditions, especially after recent developments in Roumieh Prison.

The meeting also tackled the expedited draft law (approved by the Cabinet in yesterday’s session), which aims to exempt convicts who have served their sentence and are still imprisoned for not paying their fines.

The necessity of providing decent healthcare and sterilization for all prisoners was also discussed, especially in these delicate conditions which Lebanon, and the world, are going through due to Corona outbreak.

After the meeting, Minister Fahmy said that he informed the President about the reasons which led to some of Roumieh prison events, which had been worked out.

Source: National News Agency

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