Bahrain: Authorities Summon Shiite Citizens to Take DNA Samples from Them without Judicial Order

2018-06-18 - 9:35 م

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini security authorities summoned on Thursday (June 14, 2018) a number of Shiite citizens and took DNA samples from them, without a judicial order, activists stressed.

Lawyer Abdulla Al-Shamlawi confirmed the circulated news, saying that the Criminal Investigation Department summoned the prominent Shiite cleric Hani Al-Bana'a "without investigating him. However, the CID took DNA samples from him and from others of different ages and countries".

Al-Shamlawi concluded saying that "exposing a human for medical examination without his consent is an affront to humanity."

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