CC Committee Inspects Prisons [Archives:1998/01/Local News]

January 5 1998

The Human Rights, Liberties and NGOs committee of the Consultative Council started on 2nd January, field visits to various prisons in the country. This will cover Sanaa, Hodeidah, Taiz, Aden, Ibb, Hajjah, and Hadhramaut. Joined by colleagues from parliament, the CC committee’s mandate includes assessing prison conditions, checking the files of in-mates, and to propose corrective measures. “We are not out to get any one. We just want the prison authorities to work within the rules. We are especially eager to discuss with the wardens their exact duties,” said Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, Chair of the Committee and leader of the delegation. The committee also talked about the importance and meaning of human rights to the relevant prison officials.