12/09/2011

BAHRAIN: Pending Judicial Cases Referred to the Public Prosecution

Manama–Dec 8(BNA) All cases relating to deaths, torture and inhumane treatment have been referred to the Public Prosecution – being an independent Judicial Authority–in implementation of the recommendation No 1716 and 1722/a.

The move is in line with the Interior Ministry's resolve to carry out the recommendations cited in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Report. Required measures have also been undertaken to install CCTV cameras to ensure audio-visual recording of detainees' interrogations. The legislation required for the implementation of the BICI Recommendation No 1722/g has also been drafted. AHN