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Justice Minister issues circular letter on respect of detainees' physical and moral integrity

Published the:  31/01/2011

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January 31, 2011 - TAP - Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi, on Monday, issued a circular letter to all directors of Tunisian penitentiaries in which he calls for full compliance with provisions governing prison life and taking into account the humanitarian dimension in treating inmates, particularly preserving their dignity.
The Minister stressed the need to avoid any conduct likely to harm the physical or moral integrity of prisoners and guarantees which detainees are entitled to.
The circular letter cites Article 13 of the Constitution and Article 1 of the law on prison system, regarding the protection of physical and moral integrity of inmates and preparing them to re-incorporate society.