3 lockup houses to be constructed in Astana, Almaty, and Shymkent

Date: 13:56, 20-10-2014.

Astana. October 20. KazTAG - 3 lockup houses will be constructed in Astana, Almaty, and Shymkent, said Kalmukhanbet Kasymov, Minister of Internal Affairs.
"The article 45- arrest- will come in force since January 2017. As for now the expenses only for design and estimate documentation have been approved for the Ministry on construction of 3 lockup houses in Astana, Almaty, and Shymkent," he said.
"Until their construction we will have to use special detention centers for administratively arrested which are overcrowded now, there are no enough places there. All of them are in quite pickle condition and are not designed for long stay. Many of them are located in the basements, which have no appropriate conditions," he added.
He reminded according to the new Criminal code the article 150 stipulates 30-90 days arrest for a crime.
According to the experts 17000-18000 people will be annually arrested. At least 29 lockup houses should be constructed for this.

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