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Bahrain judiciary used to hiding torture crimes: Inmates

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A group of political prisoners in Bahrain says the country’s judiciary is used to covering up torture crimes against thousands of inmates.

The inmates in Bahrain’s Dry Dock prison made the announcement in a Thursday statement, calling for the boycott of the judiciary system.

The statement said that the judiciary covers up “torture crimes perpetrated against at least 4,000 prisoners and detainees in Bahrain.”
The prisoners added that their ordeal from systematic torture is made tougher with the harsh sentences handed down by the ‘injustice system’ in Bahrain.

Meanwhile, the Bahraini inmates stressed that the use of systematic torture and cruel treatment of the prisoners in the country in some cases resulted in permanent deformities as many international human rights organizations have confirmed.

They issued the statement to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which is held annually on June 26.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power.

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others injured and arrested in the ongoing crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Bahrain.

Amnesty International has expressed concerns over the “continuing detention of prisoners of conscience and the harsh sentences” given by courts in the Persian Gulf country to protesters.

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