Bahrain launches inquiry into video footage

GMT 04:44 2014 Thursday ,13 November

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Manama - BNA

A policeman has been taken into custody pending investigation in connection with a video footage posted on the social media websites, showing a person being insulted inside a police car.
The Special Investigation Unit interrogated the suspect and charged him with aggressing a detainee and causing him severe pain and distress. "The accused, who is ranked First Policeman, has been identified following an inquiry", (SIU) Acting Chief Ibrahim Al-Kawari said.
In a statement today, he pointed out that the accused had been sanctioned, immediately after the video footage had been posted online, with full knowledge of the Interior Ministry's Legal Affairs. The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) had launched an investigation into the incident in order to determine its circumstances and identify the detainee as well as the aggressor.
Mr. Al-Kawari said that the detainee had not been revealed as the aggressor didn't say anything about him during the interrogation, pointing out that the incident happened three years ago. He appealed to the unidentified victim who appeared in the video footage to reveal his identity and give his statement as part of the ongoing inquiry. He also called upon anyone who might have useful information to follow suit.

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