“Torture is a vicious attempt to break a person’s will”, as the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, approved by the United Nations on 26 July, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issues a report entitled “Torture Survivors”, reviewing stories of victims of torture in prisons.
The report sheds light on international laws and provisions that criminalize torture, in addition to the provisions of the Bahraini constitution and local laws that prohibit these arbitrary practices which the authorities in Bahrain turn a blind eye on, in addition to a statistical presentation of cases and violations from degrading humiliating insults and threats to beatings and other forms of torture.
The center calls on Bahraini authorities to release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and to stop using torture as a means to extract confessions from prisoners and investigate with them in various cases. In addition to implementing the Bahraini laws related to preventing and punishing perpetrators of torture of public figures. The report also calls on the international community and Bahraini authorities’ allies to urge Bahrain to take appropriate measures to monitor the human rights situation in the country.
To read the full report: toruture suvivors