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‘Officers abusing power, not obeying rules face penalties’ Move to protect rights of prisoners

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Director General for Surveillance and Inspection Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Shihab Al- Shammari affirmed that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al- Sabah has issued a directive regarding the need to intensify arrests and issuance of citations for the violations committed by security operatives who do not follow directives.

In a press release, Brigadier Al- Shammari said the minister has instructed the department to monitor the officers who were assigned to cover public places, markets and shopping malls in order to ensure they perform their duties of maintaining law and order as well as controlling the traffic movement on the roads. He revealed that the concerned officers will report their positive and negative observations to the authority under the direct supervision of the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lt General Ghazi Al-Omar.

He indicated that the ministry will investigate the complaints and punish the erring officers who may have abused their position to mar the image of the security agencies. Brigadier Al-Shammari also indicated that the department will take up a humanitarian role by following up on the welfare and health condition of the detainees and prisoners as well as how the officers deal with them in order to ensure their human rights are not violated.

In another development, the Training and Education Affairs Sector at the Ministry of Interior has announced the registration period for those who want to participate in various training courses for fiscal 2014/2015. In a recent press statement, the ministry disclosed the training courses will focus on the following: General Administration for the Rehabilitation of Non-Commissioned Officers and Individuals, The Police School for Lance Corporal and Policeman, Land Border Security Specialization. The ministry added the registration period will be from Jan 5-30, 2014.

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