Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa
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Prince Nasser of Bahrain torture ruling quashed

Prince Nasser of Bahrain is not immune from prosecution over allegations of torture, the UK's High Court has ruled.

Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa has been accused of being involved in the torture of prisoners during a pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain in 2011.

Judges overturned a ruling by UK prosecutors that the prince had state immunity from prosecution.

The Bahrain government said it "categorically denies" the claims, calling them politically motivated.

The BBC's Clive Coleman spoke to solicitor Sue Willman, who is representing the Bahraini citizen seeking the arrest of Prince Nasser.

  • 07 Oct 2014