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Man compensated SR250,000 for 11 months of unlawful incarceration

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Author: Arab NewsSat, 2017-03-11ID: 1489182575381657400
MAKKAH: A procedural error by a judicial department at the Penal Court in Makkah caused a delay of 11 months in the release of a prison inmate who had finished serving his 180-day sentence, the Sabq news site reported.
The court ruled that the Justice Ministry pay the ex-prisoner SR250,000 ($66,660) in compensation for the physical and psychological damage endured as a result of the unlawful incarceration.
The ex-prisoner, who had been sentenced to six months in a drug-peddling case, filed a case against the Makkah Prisons Department.
The department’s representative proved in court hearings that it had not received an official release order from the Justice Ministry.
Main category: Saudi Arabia

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