The Office of the Attorney General announced in a statement on Saturday the arrest of 14 convicts who had escaped from the Correction and Rehabilitation Facility in Sorman city, a prison break that took place in 2020.

The statement said the judicial police officers started - after the escape - conducting a search for the convicts and the search activities resulted in the investigation authority personnel's arrest of 14 of the fugitives.

In mid-April 2020, the then-Government of National Accord announced the escape of 401 inmates from Sorman Prison, including nine females, during a rebellion that occurred amidst the liberation of the city.

The Government said at the time that they were all under pretrial detention or sentenced based on valid legal procedures, denying what was announced by Operation Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) that there were minors among those detained in Sorman Prison.

After the incident, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed its concern about reports of “attacks on civilians, the storming of Sorman Prison, and the release of 401 prisoners without legal procedures or investigation, in addition to the acts of revenge, looting, robbery, and setting private and public properties on fire.