22 Mar '12, 1am

#Bahrain King Praises Progress As Beatings, Torture Continue #feb14

#Bahrain King Praises Progress As Beatings, Torture Continue #feb14

King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa of Bahrain offered praise to his government for making “significant progress” towards instituting reforms called for by an international commission, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), in a report detailing numerous human rights abuses including beatings and electric shocks. After the BICI report was issued four months ago, the king created his own National Commission. According to state media , the National Commission has found that police have undergone retraining, video equipment is “being installed in interrogation cells” and riot police bases and the government has dropped charges against hundreds of those arrested in anti-government, pro-democratic protests that began in February 2011. The National Security Agency, which had been behind some of the worst detention practices, had been stripped of its power to make arrests i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/bahrain-king-praises-progress...

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