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Sunday, 24 November, 2002, 20:11 GMT
Bahrainis demand trial of police 'torturer'
Hundreds of people in Bahrain have held a protest outside the justice ministry to demand the prosecution of a former security official for alleged torture.

The protestors accuse Colonel Adel Flaifel, a former senior official at the interior ministry, of torturing many Bahrainis during political unrest in the 1980s and 1990s.

He left the country earlier this year, but is reported to have returned on Saturday to appear in court in connection with a financial dispute.

Colonel Flaifel has denied the allegations of torture.

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