While some parts of the world ooh and ah over Kim Kardashian’s latest milkshake (ad)venture in Bahrain, other parts watch with great interest as a member of the monarchy’s royal family is accused of the torture of three pro-democracy activists in detention, says RT.
“Princess Nora Bint Ebrahim al-Khalifa who serves in Bahrain’s Drugs Control Unit, allegedly collaborated with another officer to torture three activists held in detention following a pro-democracy rally against the island kingdom’s monarchy.
“Two of the princess’s alleged victims were Doctors Ghassan Daif and Bassem Daif, who went to help the hundreds wounded when police opened fire with teargas and birdshot during protests in 2011.
“They were taken into custody in March of that year when it is thought that al-Khalifa tortured them.
“The third victim, 21-year-old Ayat al-Qurmazi, was arrested for public reading of inflammatory poetry criticizing the royal family. She claims her blindfold slipped while she was being tortured and she caught a glimpse of al-Khalifa.”
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