Investigation of Torture About to Complete
The Minister of Interior Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa
said during his meeting with Parliament, that his Ministry has conducted
an investigation regarding the breaches mentioned in the report
by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on torture in Bahrain last February.
He added that his Ministry dealt with 201 out of 206 complaints,
and undertook a series of changes of staff of the Human Rights Section
in the Ministry. The Minister criticized the report’s sole dependence
on the testimonies of detainees and asked: ‘if this report is fair
for human rights, then where are the rights of the killed policeman
and the two others who were tortured and assaulted?’ The Minister
also said that his Ministry and the international organization (i.e.
HRW) are in agreement about anything that is in the interest of
Bahrain. He also refused the principle of torture saying the Government
always strives to correct any mistakes. Furthermore, he stressed
that his Ministry is continuing its investigations based on the