1 Feb, 2005
Rights group's plea dismissed
Gulf Daily News - Vol XXVII NO. 318 - Tuesday 1 February 2005
AN appeal against the closure of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) was dismissed yesterday by the High Civil Court. However, the reasons for rejecting the appeal were not given and will not be announced for another week, sources told the GDN.
The BCHR now has one-and-a-half months to take its case to the Appeal Court.
"What happened was sad, but it only supports our claims that the Bahraini courts are yet to be independent," said BCHR board member Nabeel Rajab.
"The executive authority still controls the judicial authority.