High Criminal Court acquits two officers from torture charges

Manama: July 1 -- (BNA)-- The Special Investigation Unit (SIU)'s chief, Nawaf Abdullah Hamza, stated that the Grand Criminal Court's Third Chamber has issued its verdict today on the lawsuit in which two officers were accused of torturing a number of detainees before court trial(s) on various cases, adjudicating in favor of the acquittal of both officers from the charges.

The SIU's chief said that the Public Prosecution will consider this verdict in order to verify the reasoning upon which it stands and then the Public Prosecution will decide whether to impugn the verdict by appealing this court ruling (before a Court of Appeal) should there exist any legal or positive justifications for lodging an appeal .