YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Mashat directs Judicial Council’s Head, Attorney General to release insolvent inmates

SANAA, Feb. 01 (YPA) – President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, on Wednesday directed Head of the Judicial Council and the Attorney General to visit jails and release insolvent prisoners, provided that the General Authority for Zakat pays the rights they owe to others.

This came during his meeting today with Head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Ahmed Al-Mutawakel, and members of the Judicial Council.

The President also ordered the release of prisoners pending execution of custodial sentences who have spent two-thirds of their time in cases other than serious cases and special rights.

He urged the Judicial Council to verify the nomination of judges and to select an honest judge who is eager to see justice served.

President Al-Mashat emphasized the need of urging judges to resolve people’ problems as soon as possible and taking punitive actions against any judges and administrators who fail to do so.