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Bahrain’s public prosecution has charged seven police officers over the torture and maltreatment of Shia medics detained in the aftermath of nationwide protests last year, authorities said.

The two defendants facing the “most serious” charges have been referred to the High Criminal Court over the “use of torture and threats against six medic detainees, for the purpose of forcing a confession,” a government statement said on Monday.

It said all coerced confessions were dismissed during the widely-criticised trial of the medics.

The rest of the officers would appear in the Lower Criminal Court, it said.

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 Bahrain charges police officers with torture

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