12/31/2011

Report: Bahrain adopts zero tolerance torture policy

TORTURE
December 29, 2011
|By the CNN Wire Staff


Bahrain is adopting a zero tolerance policy toward "torture, inhuman treatment and degrading detention" practices toward political prisoners -- one of a number of recommendations made by an independent commission looking into claims of abuse during a crackdown on protesters earlier this year.
The government announced the policy in a statement released by the state-run Bahrain News Agency on Wednesday evening.
The moves follows last month's report by an independent commission that found police tortured and used excessive force against civilians arrested during a crackdown on the protests that followed successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.