Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears

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Measures to decompress the overcrowded Nicosia central prisons where the risks associated with a potential spread of coronavirus are high were approved on Tuesday by the Cabinet.

The issue of the need to take all possible measures to protect inmates at the central prisons, hosting some 820 prisoners in facilities intended for around 540 people, was stressed by Ombudswoman Maria Stylianou-Lottidou last week.

The matter was also raised on Monday in a meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and Justice Minister Giorgos Savvides, during which...


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Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears


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