14,000 inmates escaped Libyan prisons since revolution

Security sources said that in the aftermath of the revolution in Libya, at least 14 thousand inmates, who could still not be recaptured, escaped from various prisons in the country

14,000 inmates escaped Libyan prisons since revolution

World Bulletin/News Desk

The new Minister of Interior Mohammed Khalifa al-Sheikh said at least 14 thousand inmates escaped from prisons in Libya since the revolution in 2011 which terminated Gaddafi's regime.

Libya's General National Congress, the country's top political body, has approved the appointment of Mohammed Khalifa al-Sheikh as the new Interior Minister after his predecessor resigned.

Security sources said that in the aftermath of the revolution in Libya, at least 14 thousand inmates, who could still not be recaptured, escaped from various prisons in the country, according to a statement of Libyan state news agency, LANA.

Noting that inmates who were sentenced to execution and life imprisonment were among the fugitives, al-Sheikh also said the jailbreak incidents show the security vulnerability in Libya.

The minister also recorded to have been working to re-construct the institutions in the country in accordance with the revolution's expectations, adding that the main reason for security vulnerability in the country was the armed militias which took an active role during the revolution that terminated Gaddafi's regime in Libya.

These groups, objecting to central government, arrange attacks against politicians and security officers, as well as public institutions and organizations, said al-Sheikh.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2013, 15:35
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