Official denies inmates’ prison break in eastern Libya

The Deputy Minister of Interior, Faraj Agaim. has denied the circulating news about the breakout of some prisoners from Gernada Prison in eastern Libya.

The media office of the Deputy Minister said on Facebook that there was some kind of mutiny by some inmates at Gernada Prison and the guards had controlled the situation.

The media office added that the situation later eased and there was no unrest, denying all rumors which it described as “falsification” and “fake news”.

Sources confirmed to Libya Alahrar TV that the mutiny at the jail was done in protest of the changes of the management and some inmates broke out to the surrounding area of the prison.

Gernada Prison is described by legal national and international organizations as a very notorious jail with a bulk of human rights violations and torture of inmates whose number isn’t known until today due to scarce documentation by Libyan authorities and control of Haftar’s militias over the eastern region.


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