Minister of Justice receives a delegation from the UK Prisons' Inspectorate

Manama: Jan. 15 -- (BNA) Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, received today a delegation from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, led by Mr. Martin Lomas the deputy chief inspector of prisons in the United Kingdom, currently visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Minister welcomed the British delegation and explored with them a number of topics pertaining to prison regulations, control and inspection and the role of prisons in consecrating foundations of justice and principles of human rights.

Also during the meeting, the two sides explored areas of technical cooperation in the light of the Ministry's visit to the Inspectorate and the means to benefit from their expertise in developing rehabilitation facilities and penitentiaries. The meeting was attended by the Ministry's undersecretary for judicial affairs, Khalid Hassan Ajaj, and the head of Follow-Up Apparatus for Implementation of BICI recommendations, Miss Dana Al-Zayani.(IY)