A person from Limassol, who receives the Minimum Guaranteed Income allowance was sent to prison because he was unable to pay his debts to the state and to lawyers.
He was finally released after the efforts of the Union of Protecting the Rights of Imprisoned and Released People.
The 47-year-old man had arrest warrants pending against him amounting to 17,000 euros.
Despite the fact that his only income is the Minimum Guaranteed allowance and that he has heart problems he ended up in jail because he was unable to fulfill his obligations.
The Union of Protecting the Rights of Imprisoned and Released People paid the 500 needed for the man’s release and made arrangements so that he will pay 50 euros a month to pay off his debts.