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Justice Minister Calls for Reactivation of Takaful (solidarity) Value to Release Citizens Imprisoned under Item "to be in Custody until Repayment/".

Khartoum, June 1 (SUNA) - The Minister of Justice, Dr. Awad Al-Hassan Al-Nur, has asserted the importance of reactivation of the value of Takaful (solidarity) in the society and integration of the justice, information and societal efforts for the sake of setting free 3000 citizens who were kept in custody under the item "to be in custody until repayment of debts". He explained that the indebtedness of part of these imprisoned persons is less than 20, 000 pounds, while the state is spending 800 million pounds monthly for their stay in prison. Speaking at the weekly forum of the Ministry of Information Wednesday, the Minister of Justice said that his ministry has taken notice of 52 cases representing violations of the State Reform Program that was adopted by the government, adding that no decrees on these cases were yet issued pending declaration of the National Dialogue outcome. Meanwhile, the minister said that the Ministry of Justice has started revision, amendment and enactment of laws, indicating that part of these laws have reached the Parliament. He disclosed that some laws are violating the international law while others do not comply with the Islamic Sharia. He stressed that the constitutions of the states shall comply with the National Constitution, adding that only eight states have made their constitutions coping with the National Constitution. He referred to the efforts of the Ministry of Justice for easing the litigation process, computerization of work at the ministry and informing about the laws and procedure that can be followed by the citizen in order to maintain his right. He reaffirmed the importance of separating the position of the Attorney General from the Ministry of Justice. MO

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Date:Jun 1, 2016
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