A female Bahraini Doctor reveals that she was sexually assaulted and tortured to extract false confession in Jail


Bahraini Dr. Fatima HajiJNN  06 Apr 2013 Manama : Dr. Fatima Haji A female Bahraini doctor says the Al Khalifa regime forces have ‘severely’ tortured her and several other doctors, who treated injured anti-regime protesters, in order to extract false confessions.  Continue reading

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Suadi & Bahraini Wahabi forces Torturing Shia Citizens to Death


JNN 25 Mar 2011 : Occupying Saudi and Bahraini Forces are committing the worst crimes that can be recorded in the world by torturing the Innocent and Peaceful Shia citizens of Bahrain. Continue reading

‘Firm sold Israel torture instruments’


 

JNN 28 Nov 2010 : A Danish-British security company has sold torture instruments to the Israeli prisons, holding Palestinians inmates, a Danish newspaper has written.

The firm, named G4s, sells the devices to the detention facilities in the occupied West Bank, which provide the necessary means for torture of the Palestinian prisoners, Berlingske Tidende reported

Merav Amir, from Who Profits?, an Israeli organization which is dedicated to expose those who stand to benefit from the occupation, said it knew that the firm did not directly engage itself in torture, has created the circumstances required for the abuse.

There are around 9,000 Palestinians in Israeli detention. The families have for long been calling on human rights organizations and groups to intervene in order to secure the release of their loved ones, many of whom have been incarcerated without charge, trial and sentence.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, nearly 200 Palestinian inmates have so far died in Israeli confinement, either due to medical negligence or under torture.

The daily also exposed that the company also cooperates with armed Jewish settlers in Israel and sells tools and devices to the Israeli checkpoints.

The revelation came despite the human rights organizations’ insistence that the checkpoints — which dot the occupied lands — breach the Palestinians freedom of movement. It also defied the firm’s 2002 announcement that it would leave the West Bank in order not to cooperate with armed Israeli guards.

 

'Firm sold Israel torture instruments'


 

JNN 28 Nov 2010 : A Danish-British security company has sold torture instruments to the Israeli prisons, holding Palestinians inmates, a Danish newspaper has written.

The firm, named G4s, sells the devices to the detention facilities in the occupied West Bank, which provide the necessary means for torture of the Palestinian prisoners, Berlingske Tidende reported

Merav Amir, from Who Profits?, an Israeli organization which is dedicated to expose those who stand to benefit from the occupation, said it knew that the firm did not directly engage itself in torture, has created the circumstances required for the abuse.

There are around 9,000 Palestinians in Israeli detention. The families have for long been calling on human rights organizations and groups to intervene in order to secure the release of their loved ones, many of whom have been incarcerated without charge, trial and sentence.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, nearly 200 Palestinian inmates have so far died in Israeli confinement, either due to medical negligence or under torture.

The daily also exposed that the company also cooperates with armed Jewish settlers in Israel and sells tools and devices to the Israeli checkpoints.

The revelation came despite the human rights organizations’ insistence that the checkpoints — which dot the occupied lands — breach the Palestinians freedom of movement. It also defied the firm’s 2002 announcement that it would leave the West Bank in order not to cooperate with armed Israeli guards.

 

Bahrain resumes trial of 23 activists


 

JNN 26 Nov 2010 Bahrain has resumed the third trial session of the 23 opposition activists detained on charges of forming an illegal organization and plotting to overthrow the government.

The third session had been adjourned to investigate fresh allegations of torture made by some of the detainees. They also claimed they had been forced to sign confessions at the prosecutor’s office.

The defendants had complained about being beaten in prison, deprived of sleep and forced to remain standing for long periods of time following the first session of their trial on October 28.

A member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Maryam al-Khawaja, told Press TV on Friday that Thursday’s trial lasted for about 45 minutes. The lawyers requested that the trial be halted until torture allegations are looked into.

“One of the detainees, Sheikh Muhammad Habib al-Moqdad, spoke about torture, electric shocks that he and Dr. Abdel-Jalil al-Singace – a leading member of the opposition political group al-Haq – were both subjected to. He even exposed the name of the police officer who carried out the tortures,” she added.

“The judge basically did not respond to the request of the lawyers and he adjourned the trial until December 9,” Khawaja said.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to inspect new claims of mistreatment made by some of the detained opposition activists.

“The Bahraini authorities must conduct a prompt and independent investigation into both these allegations of torture,” said Malcolm Smart, director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program.

“They must also now take steps to protect the 23 defendants from possible further retaliation, following their new allegations.”

All the 23 men are charged with “forming an illegal organization” aiming to “overthrow the government and dissolve the constitution”, inciting people to “overthrow and change the political system of the country”, fundraising and planning terrorist acts, and other offences under Bahrain’s 2006 anti-terrorism law. They all deny the charges.

The detained opposition activists have had very little access to their lawyers. They were only allowed to see the defendants when they were brought before the Public Prosecutor about two weeks after their arrest and again during the first trial session.

Some of the defendants alleged that they were subjected to further torture or other ill-treatment after the court’s first session, their attorney said after the second session of the court on November 11