Kuwait City, Oct 12: The Ministry of Interior decided to freeze the security campaigns against violators of the residence and work law against whom reports of absence were registered in the country for an indefinite period, due to the overcrowding of detainees in the deportation prison, and the limited flights to transport them. Reported by Al-Qabas.
Security sources revealed to Al-Qabas that the decision also comes to take into account the health situation in the country, and is in line with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of epidemics, especially the Coronavirus among prisoners.
She said that verbal instructions were issued 3 days ago to the various security sectors to stop the campaigns against residency violators and absentees temporarily, after they intensified them during the past days and arrested many of them, which resulted in unprecedented overcrowding of the deportation prison, which may lead to the spread of infectious diseases among the detainees, in addition to the lack of flights, and the fact that airlines accept only very small numbers of deportees on their flights, which requires a long period to deport detainees in deportation first, before arresting new violators.
The sources pointed out that the various security sectors coordinated with each other during the past few days and agreed on a decision not to transfer more violators to deportation prison during the current period due to the increase in the number of detainees.
The sources stated that senior security leaders discussed a mechanism to address and facilitate the procedures for deporting violators of the residence law who are in the deportation prison who do not hold passports, noting that the absence of a passport or the retention of a passport by the sponsor is one of the major problems faced by the Ministry of Interior in facilitating deportation matters.