Torture victim loses fight to bring Bahrain attorney general before court


A torture victim has vowed to continue to fight for justice after failing to get the Attorney General of Bahrain to face his claims in an Irish court.

Jaafar Al-Hasabi, who lives in London, claimed he suffered electric shocks, prolonged sleep deprivation, beatings on the soles of his feet and other attacks while imprisoned in the Gulf state in 2010.

The 43-year-old sought summonses for the country’s chief prosecutor, Ali Bin Fadhul Al Buainain, to appear in the District Court in Dublin over three allegations.

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