Human rights campaigners in the United Kingdom are asking the College of Policing (CoP) to make their figures transparent and they must explain the nature of their work in countries with poor human rights.
According to the Home Affairs Select Committee Members, greater transparency is needed. Many criticised former Foreign Secretary and now Chancellor Philip Hammond for evading the details of deals of the UK with countries having poor human rights records.
In response to a freedom of information request, CoP had released an outline of the courses they offered officials in the country’s interior ministry. However, they did not cite any specific details of the outline as the mention of specific sums each country paid and the issue of “law enforcement and international relations” as huge issues.
“The college’s culture of secrecy around international training must end now,” said Maya Foa, the director of Reprieve’s death penalty team.
“[It] must come clean about its business in Bahrain, where prisoners like Mohammed Ramadan face execution for ‘confessions’ obtained under torture, and the human rights situation gets worse by the day.”
Index’s deputy chief executive, Rachael Jolley, said the country’s “record on human rights and openness should be challenged by the UK government”.
She added: “Index agrees with the home affairs select committee’s recent recommendation that: ‘To ensure that there is proper transparency and accountability, the college must be open about the nature of the international work that it provides.’”
A homemade bomb hidden inside a mosque exploded after the suspect led the police authorities towards the bomb. According to the Bahraini Interior Ministry, the bomb squad arrived on the scene but the bomb had exploded after they had secured the area.
The bomb had ripped through the bathroom and destroyed a portion of the Muqsha Village Mosque. No casualties had been reported.
Muqsha is at the west of the Bahraini capital Manama.
Police suspect seven other people involved in the deadly bombings that targeted Bahraini security forces.
The attacks have never stopped after the 2011 “Arab Spring” which had majority of Shiite Muslims demand political reforms in the country.
A protest occurred in Bahrain, Thursday in the morning. Two died during the said clash between the police and the protesters. One policeman and a teenager died when an ongoing protest happened on the streets of Bahrain. The said protest was in lieu to the anniversary if the uprising in the country that failed for two years now. The police officer died because the accused protesters threw a projectile at him. While the teenager who was only sixteen years old also died for he was reported that bird pellets hit him, this coming from Bahrain’s security.
Ongoing investigation took place after the incident. Those who were responsible should answer. Most of the protesters were protesting about political reform in Bahrain. Most of them want freedom from their ruler. Two years have passed that these group of protester were still aiming for the said reform. They already staged so many protests for the government to hear them but most of the times they fail.
The said incident was also due to what has been happening in Egypt and in Tunisia. The said protest was nothing new in the Arab countries for in different parts, a lot would stage protests against their government. The said uprising was feared by many because chaos has begun and many people who are involved will be harmed and if not killed by protesting. The Bahraini was seeking justice for the teenager. They would win a seat on human rights for what happened to the teenager. The King of Bahrain put up an independent commission to investigate and it turns out that the security forces was way overboard on their response to the chaos.