Bahrain

Judiciary acquits officer who slapped citizen in the face

bahrain8A police officer who was prosecuted over slapping a citizen, has been acquitted by Bahraini court today Monday 30th December, 2013.

The incident was filmed in a footage that clearly showed the acquitted police officer with forces – mostly formed of non- Bahrainis- outrageously slapping a citizen who was carrying his infant. The officer’s behavior demonstrated the security forces’ disregard to citizenship and human rights. Surprisingly, many officers had been acquitted with a number of cases related to abuses, while citizens are being subjected to torture in streets.

Lawyers found the court’s ruling bizarre as the incident had been filmed. This raises wonders if there is any point of filing a complaint to the ombudsman if filmed inicidents are not valued or regarded by the law in Bahrain.

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