Military Judiciary Says Investigation into Murder of Journalist Eman Al-Salehi is still Underway
2016-12-29 - 10:50 p
Bahrain Mirror: Chief of the Military Judiciary Yussef Rashid Flaifel said investigation into the murder of a Bahraini woman (journalist Eman Al-Salehi) on Noon Highway, in Riffa, on December 23 is still underway.
The Military Prosecution launched the investigation as soon as it was notified of the incident. The body of the victim was examined by forensic experts and a coroner to determine the cause of the death.
The Chief of the Military Judiciary said the Military Prosecution questioned the suspect in the presence of his lawyer and listened to the eyewitnesses' testimonies. Subsequently, it ordered the suspect be remanded in custody pending further investigations. The victim's family were notified on the day of the incident about all legal procedures to be taken in relation to the case and told that they would be officially summoned by the Military Prosecution at a later stage.
The Chief of the Military Judiciary emphasized that the Military Judiciary at Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is an independent judicial party and that investigation is being conducted transparently, impartially and according to Bahrain's laws. The case will be referred to the specialized Military Court after the investigation is completed.
Information say that the officer from the ruling family named Hamad bin Mobarak bin Sabah Al Khalifa shot the girl. Human rights activists doubt the integrity of the judiciary whose members are assigned by the king.
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