Monday, May 20

Libya Seeks Swedish Help in Reforming Rehabilitation Centers

Tripoli_ Libya and Sweden could very soon embark on a cooperation program starts with the reform of Libyan rehabilitation institutions and detention facilities. This came up during a meeting between the Minister of Justice Halema Al-Bousaifi and the Swedish Ambassador to Tunisia and Libya Anna Block Mazoyer in Tripoli on Sunday.

Al-Bousaifi, who is the first female to hold the post in the country, expressed the MJ’s readiness to cooperate with the Kingdom of Sweden in order to apply Swedish experience in reforming and improving rehabilitation institutions in Libya. She also referred her Ministry’s commitment to promoting human rights and the steps it has taken to improve conditions inside detention and rehabilitation institutions.

The Minister also confirmed that Libyan law has special treatment for juvenile delinquents, as they appear before special courts and serve their sentences in special institutions. She praised Sweden’s position on the support of human rights, especially the rights of women and children.

In turn, Ambassador Mazoyer expressed her happiness to be in Libya which, she said, has close relations with the Kingdom of Sweden dating back to more than a century. Adding that as a member of the United Nations and the European Union, Sweden is working with its European partners to support stability in Libya.

Both ladies also discussed illegal immigration and other issues of mutual interest.

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