Bahraini regime ‘tortures’ detainees (HRW report)

Bahraini regime ‘tortures’ detainees (HRW report)

Human Rights Watch has censured Bahrain’s Al Khalifa regime for “mistreatment and torture” of detainees during interrogations.

In an 84-page report released on Sunday, the rights group said the techniques employed by the Bahraini regime violate Its “obligations as a state party to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture) and other international treaties, and contravene the prohibition of torture in Bahrain’s constitution and its penal code.”

Earlier, Bahrain had claimed that it put an end to torturing prisoners; however, the recent report revealed that it still uses brutal techniques in interrogating the detainees as the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) documented in its November 2011 report.

The Manama regime continues to arrest the demonstrators to silence voices of opposition and intimidate people in order to stop rallies and demonstrations.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters took place in the streets of this small Persian Gulf kingdom, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power.