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Bahrian Prime Minister tunes system of injustice with demand to expedite “terrorsim cases”

Bahrain seeks fast track trials in terrorism cases
4 September, 2013 – 24×7 News

His Royal Highness Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has instructed the concerned judicial sides to adopt mechanisms to fast-track litigation procedures, especially regarding terrorism cases, so as to activate the recommendations of the National Assembly on toughening anti-terror penalties and protecting community.

HRH Premier was commenting on reports on the success of the security forces in identifying 54 terror cases since 2012, 88% of which have been referred to the Public Prosecution and are currently being examined by the courts, with only two final verdicts issued.

This came as HRH Premier chaired here on Wednesday a high-level work meeting devoted to the security situation in the kingdom.

The Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa briefed HRH Premier on the efforts exerted by the Interior Ministry to eradicate terrorism and violence, noting that four policemen martyred, 54 ones were seriously wounded, two residents died and 5 others were injured.

He added that a total of 192 suspects accused of terrorism charges had been arrested.

HRH Premier was informed about the efforts made by the relevant sides to follow-up on the implementation of mechanisms to control money-raising for public purposes and keep track of suspicious accounts in order to block them and dry up terrorism-financing resources, in line with the recommendations of the National Assembly.

The Prime Minister praised the efforts exerted by the Interior Minister and the Ministry’s affiliates, and stressed that all government sides should be committed to applying the penal laws on whoever breaks the law, disrupts order or harms the citizens’ security or property without leniency or excess.

He also reviewed the precautionary measures required to face any repercussions or emergency, and got assured on the steps taken by the ministries to ensure the stability of services and food supply, stressing that those measure have to be effective and efficient. …source

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