Khalil Al-Halwachi Sentenced to Month in Prison over "Insulting Officer"

2016-04-21 - 3:45 am

Bahrain Mirror: Member of the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR), Fatima Al-Halwachi, said that a Bahraini court sentenced her detained father and member of Amal Society Khalil Al-Halwachi to one month in prison over charges of insulting a police officer, against whom Dry Dock prisoners have raised complaints.

"The officer is Fahed Al-Kooheji, whom we filed a complaint against to the General Secretariat Ombudsman due to a number of abuses committed against detainees," said Fatima Al-Halwachi.

The authorities transferred Al-Halwachi from the pre-trial detention center at Dry Dock to Jaw Central Prison.

A couple of days ago, a court decided to adjourn issuing the verdict in the main case raised against him until May 5, 2016.

Concerning this case, Fatima had addressed the President of the European Parliament in an open letter rejecting the charges raised against her father. "I still remember that night when my father was kidnapped again at the hands of masked security forces in plain clothing after raiding his house when he was home alone. I was not there (...) they successfully managed to plant a weapon under the living room table, claiming it was his," she said.

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