Portal launched linking inmates with families

Updated 03 April 2013
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Portal launched linking inmates with families

The Ministry of Interior yesterday officially launched a new portal that enables detainees and inmates to connect with their families.
Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said the portal will convert all conventional services into online applications, saving time for families.
He said the portal enables families of prisoners to keep up with the conditions of prisoners’ health, legal status and other procedural developments.
Through the portal, families can apply for visits permission. The confirmation of visitor’s permission will be sent to the families through mobile phone messages, he said.
Al-Turki said families of prisoners will be provided with secured accounts (such as user name and passwords) to ensure strict privacy and secrecy.
The portal will also arrange visits electronically — whether family, spouse, lawyer, or human rights workers — in addition to video call visits, he said.
Families can also follow activities and data related to their inmates, he said.
On humanitarian grounds, families could apply through the portal for a temporary release of their inmates to join them on social occasions such as marriage, graduation, death of relatives and other events, Al-Turki said.
However, some inmate data will not be available except agencies, such as embassies in case the inmate is a foreigner, lawyers or a closest relative, he said, adding that the portal is now operational.
The delay in launching the portal was attributed to the acquaintance of the inmates on the nature of new service and how to deal with it, he said.
The new online service will be provided to all inmates in the Kingdom except those undergoing investigation.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

Updated 23 April 2018
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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.