Economic and SocialCouncil
Distr.GENERALE/CN.4/2002/77/Add.25 March 2002ENGLISHOriginal: FRENCHCOMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTSFifty-eighth sessionAgenda item 11 (b)
CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE QUESTION OFTORTURE AND DETENTIONREPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTIONAddendumVisit to Bahrain
A delegation of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visited Bahrain from19 to 24 October 2001. It comprised two members of the Group, its Vice-Chairman,Mr. Louis Joinet, and Mrs. Leïla Zerrougui (Algeria), accompanied by the Group’s secretary.
Throughout its visit, the delegation enjoyed the full cooperation of the Bahraini Government.The authorities granted it unrestricted access to all prisons and police station holding cells. Itwas able to speak freely and without witnesses to prisoners it selected at random.
The executive summary of this mission report is being circulated in all official languages. Thereport itself, originally produced in English and French, is contained in the annex to theexecutive summary, and is being circulated in English and Arabic only.GE.02-11288 (E) 100402 120402