Bahrain's chief prosecutor announced Monday (August 6th) that 15 police officers will be charged with torturing doctors who were arrested during anti-government protests in 2011.
Prosecutor Nawaf Hamza said the charges were being brought following an inquiry launched on the basis of complaints from doctors at Salmaniya hospital, the main medical facility in Manama.
"The move is a confirmation of the kingdom's commitment to punish all those who committed human rights violations and to compensate victims, commensurate with the offense and the harm," Hamza said, according to AFP.
Meanwhile, the Bahraini criminal court postponed a hearing on Sunday in the case of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights Director, Nabil Rajab, who is serving a three-month prison sentence for criticising Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The hearing was rescheduled for next week.