22 jailed for 9 months following detention centre violence

Beppe Galea

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Twenty-two immigrants were handed a nine-month prison sentence after being found guilty of being involved in a violent incident at the Ħal Safi detention centre.

In a statement the police said that the immigrants were also fined €800. The incident took place on the 6th of January.

The police said that the immigrants were arrested after a number of them were found causing damages and ignoring the orders given to them.

According the police, the immigrants were breaking off sections of the centre’s walls and throwing them at officials.