07 April 2020 – Kurdistan Regional Government releases pretrial detainees

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: Regional
Lead People/Agency: Ayad Kakayi

Overview: To halt the spread of the Coronavirus, an order has been issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to release hundreds of pretrial detainees.
Full details here: https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/2701360c-fb47-443e-9578-c5add0314ed0

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat