Reason for detention

Article 18

Law No. (6) of 1987

The director of the General Directorate of Passports and Nationality shall require any foreigner that is to be deported to reside in a specific destination or to go to the nearest security authority on the specified date until his deportation. The director may detain the foreigner until the completion of the deportation measures.

Article 14

Law No. (20) of 1991

Human freedom may not be taken away or restricted. No human being may be searched or questioned unless accused of an act punishable by law and by order of the competent judicial entity in accordance with the cases and periods stipulated by law.
Preventive isolation shall be carried out in an identified place made known to the family of the accused. It shall last the minimum period required for investigation and preservation of evidence.