Cairo, The Arab Observatory for Human Rights of the Arab Parliament commended the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to start putting in place the necessary executive mechanisms to adopt the reform centres and open prisons programme in the Kingdom of Bahrain in accordance with well-defined regulations. It described the move as a pioneering initiative that reflects the kingdom’s keenness to protect and promote the human rights system as a model to emulate according to international standards.
The Arab Observatory for Human Rights lauded in a statement the meeting of Bahraini Minister of Interior, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, with Heads and representatives of human rights institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain and his directives to speed up working out the executive mechanism of the open prisons programme. It stressed the importance of the move in rehabilitating the wrongdoers and reintegrate them in the community according to well-defined regulations.
The observatory noted that the royal directives reflect the keen vision of HM the King to protect the Bahraini social texture. It described the move as an extension of the success of the alternative penalties programme as a national, civilizational and humanitarian project. It also praised Bahrain’s efforts and tireless endeavor to develop the criminal justice system and foster human rights.
Source: Bahrain News Agency