Bahrain Rights Group Probes 600 Violations Since May, Calls for More Experts

Published August 25th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Bahrain Human Rights Society has announced the investigation of 600 human rights violations since being set up in May, and is asking for more legal experts and doctors to help cope with its increasing workload, reported the Gulf Daily News on Saturday. 

The society’s deputy secretary general, Salman Kamaluddin, said that more experts were needed to help deal with legal texts and investigate rights violations of both a psychological and physical nature. 

Kamaluddin said that all 600 cases had been filed by the observation, verification and follow-up committee which had also intervened to help 34 people recover their citizenship. 

The appeal for new members was first made at a society meeting held on Wednesday, said the paper, adding that the society wanted to open new branches in several areas of Bahrain to consolidate its activities. 

International relations committee president Nabil Rajab stressed the importance of bolstering ties with international human rights organizations, especially in Britain, Denmark and the United States.  

He also highlighted the need to hold cultural forums, poetry recitals and workshops, according to the paper –  


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