Malta: Court orders release of a migrant who was detained on the basis of medical reasons

Thursday, October 29, 2020

On 29 October 2020, the Maltese Court of Magistrates decided that the detention of an Ivorian national, on the basis of medical reasons, had no basis in law and therefore ordered his release.
The Court underlined that it had encountered several cases in which people were detained without a legal basis and expressed its concern regarding the impact of such detention on the rule of law.  
With special thanks to Dr. Neil Falzon, coordinator for ELENA in Malta for notification of this case.

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