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Ombudsman receives US delegation
03 : 08 PM - 21/02/2018
Manama, Feb. 21 (BNA): Ombudsman Nawaf Mohammed Al Maowdah today received a delegation of US Senate staff currently visiting Bahrain.

The Ombudsman briefed the US Senate staff delegation on the Ombudsman's duties and specializations, its role in boosting the respecting of human rights and humane treatment of the public. The delegation reviewed data and statistics of the Ombudsman Office activities related to previously received complaints and requests for assistance as per the annual reports of the past four years.

He also briefed them about the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission (PDRC), its duties in carrying out announced or unannounced visits to inmates and detainees in places of detention to examine and verify the legal status of their detention and the kind treatment they receive and to ensure that inmates and detainees were not vulnerable to inhumane or indecent maltreatment, and are treated in accordance with international human rights standards.

Deputy Ombudsman Osama Ahmed Al Asfoor and the departmental directors at Ombudsman Office were also present.


BNA 1157 GMT 2018/02/21

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