Skip to comments.Bahraini princess who works as a police officer on trial for torturing two doctors
Posted on 02/01/2013 9:27:38 AM PST by Olog-hai
A Bahraini princess who works as a police officer is on trial for torturing two doctors while they were in detention, prosecutors said today.
Shaikha Noora Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa allegedly carried out the abuse during political unrest in the Gulf Arab kingdom in 2011. A senior official at Bahrains Public Prosecutors office said the royal is also facing a separate trial for physically assaulting Aayat Al Qormozi, a young female opposition activist.
According to Al Sammaks lawyer, the alleged torture took place in March and April 2011, a period when the kingdom was convulsed by unrest following the start in February of demonstrations led by Shiites demanding democratic change in the country.
An independent commission said 35 people died during the unrest and two months of martial law that followed, but the opposition puts that number at more than 80. The government rejects the figures and has accused opposition groups of being linked to Iran.
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We repeated a very similar process as Mubarek was ousted in Egypt and replaced by Morsi.
When an "opposition group" linked to Iran accuses some government official of torture, I completely shut down. Don't know. Don't care. The outrage is fake. The "cause" is unjust, and I say that the accused government official should feel free to go about their business.
Agreed. SAVAK was often vicious, but the goal was mostly repressing Islamic extremism which is something that simply needs to be done even when it isn't pretty. When the Shah fell, SAVAK was simply replaced by an even larger and more oppressive security service with the goal of advancing Islamic fanaticism.
Yep old Jimmah and Odumba put darkness for light and light for darkness, God don’t take kindly to them sort of folk!
Princess -- maybe. Guilty -- beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Git a rope.
That chart behind her is going to give me nightmares, just imagining what it is used for.