A leading Bahraini human rights group rejected on Monday an announcement by the country's chief prosecutor that 15 police officers would be charged with torturing doctors. ....
But Said Yousif, deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, accused the public prosecution of being complicit in the suppression of the protests.
“The public prosecution are part of the torture, we have testimony of detainees who have been tortured inside their building,” he said.
"We also have testimonies of people who have told the public prosecution they have been tortured and they have been ignored. We don't believe it is an independent institution, it is part of the problem."
Yousif added that a number of ministers had been accused of being complicit in the torture but had not been investigated.
"Senior members of the ruling elite were involved in torture but they are only charging the low-level officers," he said.
A number of key individuals in Bahrain, including two sons of king Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifah, have been implicated in torture but have yet to face charges. ....