A Bahraini court acquitted on Monday two police officers on trial for torturing six doctors during the 2011 uprising against the monarchy, a judicial source said.
The two officers had been accused in March 2011 of having “used force, torture, and threats” against the doctors who had been arrested over their roles during the uprising, the source added.
But the pair, identified as Bin Howayel and Noora al-Khalifa, claimed they had done nothing wrong.
The acquittal of the officers outraged human rights activists and the duo’s victims.
“That’s a clear green light for all the torturers to keep on doing what they are doing,” Dr. Fatema Haji, a physician at Bahrain’s Salmaniya Hospital who was arrested and tortured by one of the officers, told Al-Akhbar.
“But what do you expect from a court that has acquitted all the killers that were found in the BICI report,” she…
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