09 Aprile 2020 :
The Ministry of Justice of the UN-backed Libyan government said on 6 April 2020 that a total of 1,347 prisoners have been released so far over the fears about the spread of COVID-19.
“In order to prevent infections of the coronavirus pandemic and reduce overcrowding inside correction and rehabilitation facilities, the process to release those who are detained pending investigations and trials continues,” the ministry said in a statement.
By the end of March, 1,347 detainees had been released from correction and rehabilitation facilities in a number of cities in Libya, the statement added.
Late in March, the ministry said it planned to release more prisoners in the future, including those who had spent more than half their sentences, the elderly, and those with special health considerations.