December 29th, 2011
04:09 AM ET

Report: Bahrain adopts zero tolerance torture policy

Bahrain is adopting a zero tolerance policy toward "torture, inhuman treatment and degrading detention" practices toward political prisoners - one of a number of recommendations made by an independent commission looking into claims of abuse during a crackdown on protesters earlier this year.

The government announced the policy in a statement released by the state-run Bahrain News Agency on Wednesday evening.

The moves follows last month's report by an independent commission that found police tortured and used excessive force against civilians arrested during a crackdown on the protests that followed successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

The oil-rich kingdom, according to the statement, is committed to implementing the recommendations "in their entirety."

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  1. Andreas Moser

    I'll try that out on my next visit to Bahrain.

    December 29, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hugh Jass

    One man's definition of torture is the same as another man' definition of enhanced interrogation.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. the actor who later played Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, previously on Get Smart

    What? No torture?

    December 29, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. TCR C2

    What well the people do now for amusement, i guess they could build an amusement park based on there oil fields

    December 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rooney

    It's good they're trying to improve their practices. We will see if the new policy is enforced.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
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