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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmed Al-Mansour has issued decisions to suspend 4 officers of different ranks, in line with the course of investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution on the background of suspicions of abuse by some of its employees during investigations, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Ministry of Interior said in a press statement this comes within the framework of efforts exerted by the ministry officials to combat any unacceptable behavior and make public facts contained in the accusations.
The sources added, the results of investigations are being closely followed up by the concerned authorities. The security sources indicated Minister Al-Mansour will look into the procedures adopted by the State Security apparatus and will form a committee, whose main tasks will be to review and develop policies and work rules for the apparatus in accordance with the best international human rights practices.
It was decided that one of the committee’s tasks would be to ensure conformity with the policies currently in force with the applicable laws and international treaties signed by the State of Kuwait. An integrated procedural guide on the work policies of the State Security apparatus will be pit in place in line with best international practices that guarantee human rights and protect the dignity of individuals as well as adopting policies to ensure the impartiality and professionalism of the State Security agency when it performs its duties.
Meanwhile the Public Prosecution has decided to continue the detention of two officers, a Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel pending investigations into the incident of torture, reports Al-Rai daily. The men were arrested by the State Security police based on the complaint filed by the victim. Earlier the victim had said he was tortured and abused verbally and made to sleep on a cold floor because there were no chairs to sit on in the interrogation room.