H.H. Amir pardons inmates before National Day

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has issued an Amiri decree pardoning dozens of prisoners on different charges, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Thursday.

The move comes on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of National Day and the 28th anniversary of Liberation Day, the MoI added in a press statement.

The decree No. 38/2019 included an immediate release of 161 prisoners as of February 25, it said, noting that it also involves the reduction of penalties for 545 others.

The order contains the lifting of judicial exportation against 97 prisoners (illegal residents) and the dropping of fines against 1,074 others, the statement pointed out.

The Amiri decree comes after fruitful cooperation amongst the Amiri Diwan, the Public Prosecution and the MoI to accelerate ending the list of prisoners who are remitted, it made clear.

The aim of this order is to give a chance to those who are released to benefit society, according to the statement.

The Amiri forgiveness is conditioned, MoI’s assistant undersecretary for implementing verdicts Maj Gen Farraj Al- Zokhbi was quoted by the statement as saying. He explained that any one of the released person commits a criminal case, he will be jailed again. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation to His Highness the Amir’s initiative.