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Visits to Saudi prisons by officials of the human rights team has ensured that detainees and convicts obtain all their rights. Image Credit: Pixabay

Abu Dhabi: The Saudi Human Rights Commission has made 2,094 visits to prisons and detention centres across the kingdom during the fiscal year 2019-2020, to ensure that detainees and convicts obtain all their rights guaranteed by law, according to delegation’s spokesperson Noura bin Mohammad Al Haqbani.

The visits included 614 to public prisons, 557 to security prisons, 835 to various detention centres, 39 to girls welfare institutions and 49 to social observation homes.

Al Haqbani said progress has been made by the authorities in the field of electronic transactions and the limitation of paperwork, noting in this regard the need to increase coordination between the relevant authorities and find an advanced system to fast-track procedures.

Al Haqbani stressed the necessity of completing the construction of approved buildings for some of these entities and approving the construction of new buildings in accordance with standards and specifications related to the category of its guests or beneficiaries, as well as the services provided there.