Royal Pardon: Bahraini Court Acquits Princess Accused Of Torturing Doctors – 28 December 2013

RT logoTwo police officers, including a Bahraini princess, have been acquitted by a Manama court. They were accused of torturing doctors while in detention during political unrest in the Gulf Arab state in 2011.

The Bahraini government’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) said Monday that Sheikha Noura bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa, who works within the police force, and another officer were acquitted Monday by the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court, Reuters reported.

The IAA said the Appeals Court had upheld a previous verdict from July 1 in which she was acquitted.

Sheikha Noura was charged with using “torture, force and threats against Zahra al-Sammak and Kholoud al-Durazi to make them confess to a crime,” Nawaf Hamza, head of the Public Prosecution’s Special Investigations Unit, told Reuters in January. She denied all charges.

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