Latvia's prison chief takes his leave

  • 2003-01-09
  • Ib Alken
RIGALatvia's top prison official announced his resignation on Christmas Eve, saying he had decided it was time to retire.Vitolds Zahars, credited with shedding light on poor conditions in the country's prison system during six years as prison administration director, was well-regarded at home and abroad for his attempts to clean up conditions in Latvian jails."I think it's time for me to leave now," Zahars told The Baltic Times Jan. 7. He refused to elaborate further.But the daily newspaper Diena reported that he did not want to be connected to disagreements with the Justice Ministry, which...
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