Tag: Torture

Britain stays quiet on “Butcher of Bahrain”

For those of you have been following the case, I recently asked the Information Commission to review the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) decision to withhold a conversation that took place in between Ian Henderson and David Tatham, an employee of the FCO. Disappointingly, the Commissioner has decided that the

Bahrain’s prime minister thanks accused torturer for his service while telling loyalists they are above the law

On 1st July 2013, the Bahrain Third Higher Criminal Court acquitted Mubarak bin Huwail, a Bahraini police officer accused of torturing six medics. One of his alleged victims and former head of Bahrain Nursing Society, Rula al-Saffar, describes how Huwail tortured her and the other medics. “The principal investigator, Maj

Policeman Leaks Video Showing What Looks Like a Forced Confession

Today a video was leaked that shows a young man called Hussain Jamil Jaffar Ali Marhoon confessing to the police that he was told by clerics Isa Qassim and Ali Salman to go and kill the police (see bottom of blog for video – for English subtitles click captions on

Methods of a Mild Spanish Inquisition: British Torture in Bahrain Before Ian Henderson

The discussion about the role played by British officers in carrying out torture in Bahrain tends to focus on Colonel Ian Henderson. However, British officials in Bahrain were torturing long before Ian Henderson’s arrival in the late sixties. Indeed, torture at the hands of the police has been occurring in Bahrain

Rape, Booze and Torture: The Princes’ Diaries

Recently it was reported that British police threatened to taser a Bahraini prince for his drunken antics on a British Airways flight to Bahrain. Apparently the prince attempted to ‘storm the cockpit’ and complain to the captain about the poor service. Although the Daily Mail and the Sun are hardly

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