Police and human rights [Archives:2003/08/Local News]

February 24 2003

Thirty participants from different security organizations in Taiz, Ibb and Lahj took part in the third training course in human rights for police officers last week.
The course wrapped up last Wednesday in Taiz. Human Rights Information Training Center organized it.
The course included lectures about the principles of the conventional rules in treating prisoners, individuals right in defense, as well as local legislations in preventing torturing and harsh treatment of prisoners and how to deal lawfully with the arrest of prisoners.
Eizadin al-Asbahi, HRTIC chairman, said the role of police is important, as the law is an institution protecting rights and freedoms. He said that disgracing human dignity is backwardness and oppression and the first steps to protect our rights is to raise our awareness.