British-Bahraini asks Swiss to probe Bahrain attorney general for torture

A British-Bahraini man who says he was tortured in Bahrain in 2010 has filed a criminal complaint in Switzerland against Bahrain’s attorney general, who was visiting Zurich for an international conference, the man’s supporters said on Tuesday. Four activist groups urged Swiss prosecutors to take up the politically sensitive case lodged against Ali Bin Fadhul Al-Buainain by Jaafar Al-Hasabi in the canton of Berne. “The Swiss authorities have the opportunity to show they take the UN Convention against Torture seriously and to apply their national law accordingly,” said Wolfgang Kaleck, general secretary of the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.



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