Few COVID-19 violations in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, municipality finds

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Updated 25 September 2020

Few COVID-19 violations in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, municipality finds

DAMMAM: The Eastern Province municipality has carried out almost 400 inspections to ensure that commercial establishments in the province are adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures, according to a report issued on Thursday.

Only four of those inspections resulted in charges of noncompliance with health measures, while six other establishments were found to be overstocking.

The municipality also sanitized 850 sites in Dammam, using 147,234 liters of disinfectants, with the participation of hundreds of environmental workers, according to the report, and removed 6,643 tons of waste, with the participation of 7,554 workers.

 


Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

Updated 30 November 2020

Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

  • Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected

RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, on Monday said the Kingdom attaches great importance to the rights of prisoners and provides them with comprehensive care through various rehabilitation programs to help them integrate into society and become productive citizens.

He was speaking at the signing ceremony of three memorandums understanding (MoUs) with the National Committee for Prisoners, their Families, and Ex-Convicts (Tarahum) in Riyadh.

Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected.

He said the commission works with the General Directorate of Prisons to promote prisoners’ rights in line with national regulations and international and regional agreements.

The agreement envisages the establishment of three centers.

The first center will be set up to support alternative punishments; the second center will be dedicated to visual communication between prisoners and their families; and the third will design and implement awareness programs.

Tarahum Secretary-General Turki bin Abdullah Al-Bati said the MoUs will help widen the scope of the committee, which seeks to work for the betterment of society in cooperation with relevant authorities.