Monitoring Prison Conditions

During a seminar on “Detention and the Administration of the Prisons” held in Bahrain on 7-8 June 2009, Robert Mardini from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated that the Committee is concerned with the conditions of detention and prisons in order to respect the mental and physical integrity of detainees. He added that the ICRC is monitoring the condition of the prisons and the treatment of prisoners through reaching agreements with the concerned authorities and presenting regular and confidential evaluations.