MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's public prosecutor says authorities have charged 15 policemen with mistreating prisoners during last year's crackdown on opposition protesters.
The charges Tuesday follow a probe into police abuses that was recommended last year by an independent commission that studied the Gulf nation's Shiite majority's uprising against the Sunni monarchy.
Nawaf Abdullah Hamza did not identify the 15 officers involved nor give details of the allegations against them.
In a separate case, the commission found three protesters were shot at close range. Bahrain said in June that three police officers would be charged with murder.
Meanwhile, the Information Affairs Authority said a policeman was severely burned Monday when he was attacked with a molotov cocktail while on foot patrol in a Shiite neighborhood where clashes with anti-government protests routinely take place.