Bahraini inmates suffer various types of torture

Bahraini inmates suffer various types of torture
Sat May 11, 2013 19:46:53

A Bahraini human rights activist says al-Khalifa regime’s troops employ various types of torture on inmates, Al-Alam News Channel reports.

Falah Rabi, a member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, told the Tehran-based channel on Saturday that according to Bahrain law, confessions made under torture are not legal but Bahraini regime regularly tortures prisoners to obtain confessions.


Torture has been a routine practice since 1975 in Bahrain. In 2001, a state security act on the matter was repealed but despite efforts done by human rights activists to promote respect for the rule of law, there have been continuing complains of torture and ill-treatment, against opposition activists and human rights defenders in particular.


State human rights violations have increased since April 2011 as al-Khalifa regime authorities have been engaging in forceful crackdowns on pro-democracy reform protests.


Rabi called on the international community and human rights organizations to pressure the Bahraini regime to stop its acts of human rights abuse.


Thousands of anti-regime activists flocked to the streets of in Bahrain on Friday to protest against the torture of victims arrested by Saudi-backed troops.

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