Lawyers accuse UK-backed Bahrain watchdogs over torture inquiry

The Bar Human Rights Committee has petitioned Bahrain for clemency in two death penalty cases- Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Moosa. Also, its Chair, Kirsty Brimelow QC has called upon the Foreign Office to intervene as it provided international law training to the institutions which are failing to investigate allegations that the confessions were extracted through torture. Kirsty Brimelow QC:

 

"The UK government has carried out international human rights training of the Special Investigation Unit in Bahrain. In these circumstances, it must have an enhanced duty to ensure the implementation of international human rights law. Words need to be reflected in action. There must be transparent investigation of this evidence of torture. Also, at minimum, the UK government should join the Bar Human Rights Committee's call for clemency to be applied to the death penalty cases. "

 

Read about this case in the press here

 

For more information and a link to the report, visit the Bar Human Rights Committee website here.

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