Court rules Bahrain’s Nasser Bin Hamad not immune from prosecution

Issue 979 - 17 Oct 2014 | 5 minute read

The king of Bahrain’s son, Prince Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, is not immune from prosecution, and may face investigation and potentially trial in Britain over allegations that he tortured a number of political prisoners in Bahrain in April 2011, a British court has ruled. After a two-year court case, details of which only emerged in May, High Court judges Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Cranston quashed a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that the prince was immune from arrest and prosecution, at a divisional court hearing in London on 7 October.

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