New York, October
24, 2012--CPJ is alarmed by a Bahraini court's acquittal of a police officer
accused of torturing a journalist in custody in 2011.
court in Manama on Monday acquitted police officer Sara al-Moussa on charges of
torturing Nazeeha Saeed, a reporter for France24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya,
while the journalist was in custody in May 2011, according to the official Bahrain
(BNA). The agency reported that the court ruled that Saeed's testimony was full
of "contradictions" and not "consistent." Saeed told CPJ that she and her
lawyer are urging prosecutors to reopen the case.