Per an invitation by the Interior Ministry, several ambassadors to Bahrain have visited the Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre. The envoys were the Omani Ambassador "the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in the Kingdom of Bahrain", Chinese Ambassador, German Ambassador, British Ambassador, French Ambassador, Italian Ambassador, the Chargé affairs of the United States Embassy, the Official of Consular Affairs at the Russian Embassy, Head of the European Union delegation residing in Riyadh, Head of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration and Acting Resident Coordinator of United Nations activities.
They were briefed on the centre's procedures and services provided to inmates, especially round the clock healthcare, including precautionary measures against COVID-19. The envoys visited various facilities of the centre, including the clinics, buildings, the visitations areas. They were informed of call services provided to inmates with their families and other services.
Interior Ministry Undersecretary Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa briefed the envoys about precautionary measures and provided services to inmates per the Reformation and Rehabilitation Law and its rules. He highlighted the centre's daily operations and the efficiency in providing services within the current extraordinary situation.
He said that the Interior Ministry continues to enforce the law and human rights by moving beyond its obligations by reinforcing the human rights culture in police work.
The undersecretary discussed preventative measures, including the free and optional COVID-19 vaccination, in which 100% of registered inmates were vaccinated.
He highlighted that the call services for inmates with their families continue and weren't stop. He confirmed that the Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre is opened for human rights organisations, including the National Institute for Human Rights, the Ombudsman and the Prisoner and Detainee Rights Commission that are involved in announced and unannounced visits to ensure that inmates received the stated services.
Source: Bahrain News Agency