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Matar Matar Was not Tortured, Affirms His Lawyer
04 : 50 PM - 22/06/2011
Manama, June 22. (BNA) – Lawyer Ahmed Jassim Abdulla today denied media report about suspect Matar Matar being tortured in custody and that he could show up at yesterday's Lower National Safety Court's session because of that.
In a statement to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Ahmed Jassim said that he had delivered his final pleading at yesterday's hearing comfortably and freely, adding that his client had not attended the session because there was a mistake in the schedule and that the head judge allowed the defendant to meet his lawyer and relatives. The lawyer also confirmed that he had met Matar Matar today in the presence of his family and noticed no signs of torture, adding that, during the meeting, the suspect had not mentioned illegal things that may have happened to him during detention. It is worth noting that social networks showed the suspect sitting with his family and lawyer, smiling. WHQ

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