“There is an urgent and critical necessity for the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture to visit Bahrain after countless allegations of torture of prisoners,” said Hadi Almusawi, the head of Human Rights and Liberties Department in Al Wefaq National Islamic Society. He said the Special Investigations Unit said it has recorded numbers of allegations.
Almusawi stressed on the Bahraini Authorities to allow UN torture expert, Mr. Juan Mendez, to see the victims and those concerned about the allegations of torture, degrading and cruel treatment. He urged the Authorities to schedule a visit at the nearest possible opportunity for the UN expert who had two previous visits cancelled by the Authorities. This can indicate positive cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures as the largest UN mechanism of inquiry and monitor.