Bahrain: Alternative Punishment Law Enforced on 60 Convicts

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The Public Prosecution has received a request from the Interior Ministry’s Verdict Enforcement Directorate to look into changing the jail sentences for a number of inmates at the Reform and Rehabilitation Centre. The request was submitted in light of a study conducted by the directorate on their personal conditions and given that they pose no security risk.

The Public Prosecution has enforced the provisions of the law on 60 convicts who served half the period of their jail sentence after studying their conditions in light of the regulations of the Alternative Punishment Law.

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A sentence was issued replacing the remaining imprisonment period with alternative punishment types that are consistent with the current circumstances.

A royal decree was issued recently pardoning 901 convicts. Therefore, the total number of inmates at the Reform and Rehabilitation Centre who benefited from the royal pardon, alongside those who benefited from changing their jail sentence over the past two months, has reached 1793 so far.

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