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‘56 vagrants detained in Mafraq this year’

By Petra - May 15,2014 - Last updated at May 15,2014

AMMAN — Fifty-six vagrants have been detained in Mafraq Governorate since the start of this year, of whom 35 are Syrians, according to the Social Development Ministry.

Zaki Rousan, director of the ministry’s department in Mafraq, said on Thursday that adult beggars apprehended by the authorities are referred to police stations and then to court in accordance with the Penal Code, while juveniles are referred to care centres affiliated with the ministry, where they are rehabilitated.

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