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Saudi to open human rights offices in prisons

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-12-23 20:51

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia will set up offices for the National Human Rights Society in five prisons, Al Riyadh newspaper reported on Sunday.

The program, directed by Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif, aims to ensure better services for inmates and detainees.

The National Human Rights Society has received those offices, some of which are nearly operational, Dr Saleh Al Shirida, member of the society, told the newspaper.

The offices will receive complaints from inmates and detainees, and have close look at the daily operation of prisons.

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