National Events The Open Prisons Complex is a civilized and humanitarian project that embodies the principles of the reform covenant of His Majesty the King
Manama, Dec. 12 (BNA): The Open Prisons Complex is a civilized and humanitarian project that embodies the principles of the reform era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the great King of the country, may God preserve and preserve him, and with the follow-up, support and backing of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince. The Prime Minister, may God protect him, in a way that contributes to the development of the criminal justice system and the continuation of national efforts to promote human rights. This project is a continuation of the successes achieved in the alternative penalties project, and it constitutes a qualitative and honorable achievement in the human rights file and the strengthening of the Kingdom’s position and its prestigious reputation regionally and internationally.
A member of the Shura Council, lawyer Dalal Al-Zayed, confirmed that this project embodies the approach of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the great King of the country, may God preserve and preserve him, in that the basis is reform, rehabilitation and integration for those against whom criminal judgments were issued, and this is what the esteemed government headed by His Highness is working on. His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, may God protect and preserve him, to develop the justice system and take appropriate mechanisms. We extend our thanks to Lieutenant General His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, and to Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Director General of the General Administration for the Implementation of Alternative Sentences and Penalties And all employees of the Ministry of the Interior concerned with the open prison complex and the facilities included in the project, and we are proud that it is an experience and a pioneering qualitative leap in the field of rehabilitation and reform of the individual and integration, in which the availability and application of human rights and human standards were taken into account. This approach will contribute to achieving social security and family stability in addition to integration and rehabilitation governed, and it is proven that the Kingdom of Bahrain pursues everything that would guarantee human rights and the principle of rehabilitation and reform as a main and harmonious principle The international conventions and instruments in this regard and the development of the justice system, with which the interest of the convict predominates within its concern to return to his life normally after his reform and rehabilitation. We also value the partnership with the private sector and its contributions to such humanitarian projects.
Anwar Abdul Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of Akhbar Al-Khaleej, confirmed that the open prisons project reflects the development of the human rights file in the Kingdom of Bahrain and embodies the fruits of the reform era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the country’s great king, and the follow-up of the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in developing The criminal justice system and the human rights system in general.
He added that the open prison complex, which was reviewed by the Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, reveals the keenness of those in charge of this civilized project to be suitable for the beneficiaries of the application and reveals a progressive mentality in order to reform the inmates and reintegrate them into society, especially as it was reviewed in The complex includes an educational building equipped according to the latest modern educational systems, in addition to comprehensive housing units and a sports building.
The editor-in-chief of Akhbar Al-Khaleej said that the alternative sanctions program achieved great success and had a positive impact on the internal and external levels with regard to the image of the Kingdom of Bahrain internationally, which called for its expansion by including a larger segment of beneficiaries, indicating that it is time to move to the next step represented in The open prisons program, which will be an extension of the success of applying alternative punishments, both of which aim to reform the beneficiary and return him to normal life and provide him with an opportunity to return to his work and his family, with the goal of reducing the crime rate.
He stressed that this project will contribute to developing the restorative justice system, preserving the family from fragmentation, and working to reform the convict, in line with the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen its international position as a model for the maintenance of human rights and in application of the international legislative approach to limit the application of penalties depriving liberty and resorting to punitive alternatives that are not restrictive of freedom. allow the convict to be integrated into society.
Editor-in-Chief of Al-Watan newspaper, Ihab Ahmed, confirmed that the open prison complex is a quantum leap in the criminal justice system and a true reflection of the status of human rights in Bahrain, adding that the services provided to inmates through open prisons reflect the efforts of the Ministry of Interior to promote human rights and give inmates an opportunity to start a new phase. , praising the level provided by the Ministry of Interior to reform and rehabilitation inmates, stressing the need to shed light on such successes that reflect Bahrain’s efforts in the human rights file.
For his part, Mohsen Ali Al-Ghurairy, President of Al-Marsad Society for Human Rights, appreciated the interest of the Kingdom of Bahrain with all its authorities and institutions in developing the human rights system, and the continuous steps to consolidate the gains in the field of human rights, thanks to the generous care given by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the country’s mighty monarch. God bless him.
Al-Ghurairy pointed out that the establishment of the Open Prisons Complex by the Kingdom of Bahrain and its adoption of this innovative system reflects its keenness to keep abreast of developments in modern criminal thought, and is a continuation of the efforts made and successes achieved in the field of human rights care, and the development of its institutions that will undoubtedly contribute to caring for the convicted, reforming and reintegrating them into society. the society.
Al-Ghurairy praised the educational, housing, social and sports services included in the open prison complex, which ensure the care of the convict, and provide him with all services and needs in a way that reflects positively on the application of this system, as it has been proven in many cases that providing an appropriate environment is one of the best means to remove The factors causing crime and preventing recurrence, as well as their role in establishing a culture of respect for the law, and maintaining the psychological and social stability of the convict.
Al-Ghurairy indicated that Bahrain, by inaugurating the Open Prisons Complex, strengthens its international and regional credit for respecting the values and principles of human rights, and its prominent role in modernizing legislation and relevant institutions, thus becoming a role model in the region in its continuous initiatives to develop modern punitive policy.
The President of Al-Marsad Society for Human Rights concluded by extending his thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of the Interior for its efforts and continuous work to develop correctional institutions, which confirms its interest in human values that take into account the achievement of special deterrence by targeting the convict, his reform and reintegration into society.
Mr. Abdullah Al-Derazi pointed out that since the beginning of the application of the Alternative Penalties Law, thousands of inmates have benefited from it, which reflected positively on the social and family levels, and that the application of alternative punishments was welcomed at the local and international levels and was praised in international human rights forums.
He added that the opening of the open prison complex and its equipping with the latest technologies at the educational and recreational level is a step in the right direction, and this is another human rights achievement that embodies the civilized orientation of His Majesty the King’s reform project, which is based on the affirmation, respect and implementation of civil rights, politics, social, cultural and economic rights, and the patronage of His Highness. Royal Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
He stressed that the opening of the open prison complex under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior embodies the civilized and human rights orientation and respect for the human rights principles of the Ministry of Interior under the leadership of His Excellency Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, who is always keen to implement human rights standards in all fields of the Ministry’s work and its specializations.
On the other hand, Dr. Abdul-Jabbar Al-Tayeb, a law professor at the University of Bahrain and head of the Bahraini Jurists Association, said that the completion of the open prison complex in a short period reflects the Ministry of Interior’s keenness to bring about rapid development in the means of implementing penalties and completing the system of penalties and alternative measures in a way that supports and enhances the guarantees guaranteed to the categories of the convict. on them .
He added that the Kingdom of Bahrain’s approach towards open prisons makes Bahrain the leading Arab country in this punitive method that keeps pace with developments in the development of correctional systems, which supports Bahraini democracy in the context of the right to freedom and the National Action Charter.
The Secretary-General of the Gulf European Center for Human Rights, Mr. Faisal Foulath, praised the directives of His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to continue expanding the implementation of the Penal Code and Alternative Measures and start implementing the open prisons program to ensure enhanced benefit from the alternative punishment program and its noble goals. Yesterday, His Excellency the Minister of Interior inspected the open prison complex and what it includes of residential educational services that ensure the provision of services and integrated living needs, and the great efforts of the Ministry of Alternative Penalties Department to equip the open prison complex, in accordance with human rights standards that guarantee the provision of all rights and services to inmates, and the application of human rights standards High.
Foulath stressed that these directives from the political leadership and the diligent and continuous work of all departments and departments of the Ministry of Interior reflect the high and sophisticated level reached by the rights of inmates in the Kingdom of Bahrain, consistent with the best international standards in the field of correctional and rehabilitation centers, and that they come within a continuous series of executive procedures. The aim is to take care of the categories of inmates, which stems from a broader perspective that includes the social and societal dimensions of these inmates and their families, thus providing great and promising opportunities to integrate these inmates once again into their societal environment and achieve their financial and psychological stability.
Dr. Hisham, head of the Training and Continuing Education Center at the Arab Open University, said, “I was pleased to see the Kingdom of Bahrain compete with the countries of the world in equipping penal institutions with the latest equipment and technology in a way that is comparable and may exceed what we see in many European developed countries, and this indicates the success of the ongoing reform project strongly.” And distinguished for His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa, may God protect and preserve him, and under the diligent patronage of His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and his wise government, may God grant him success.
He added that these facilities, including them and their distinctive equipment, seek to promote a culture of preparation for rehabilitation and not punishment in order to ensure the successful reintegration of those who have committed various violations into the social fabric and work to qualify them to develop themselves and not return again to what they committed. This culture confirms the great space for tolerance and coexistence in this country. The dear Kingdom, as well as the existence of a clear and deterrent mechanism to reduce crimes and protect society, citizens and residents. It is a country of tolerance, safety and dignity, truly and honestly.
Dr. Badr Mohammed Adel, Associate Professor of Public Law and member of the National Institution for Human Rights, praised the visit of the Minister of Interior, His Excellency Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, to the Open Prisons Complex, which comes as an implementation of the Open Prisons Program in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is considered a stage that precedes the application of alternative penalties for those sentenced to correction and rehabilitation centers. BNA ensures enhanced benefit from the alternative punishment program and its noble aims for the convicts, their families and the Bahraini society as a whole.
Dr. Badr also emphasized that the implementation of the open prisons program reflects the high and honorable level of rights of convicts in the Kingdom of Bahrain that is consistent with the best international standards for the rights of prisoners and detainees in the field of justice, reform and rehabilitation due to the social and societal dimensions of this program, which provides a great opportunity to integrate them back into the prison system. society, which is reflected in their financial and psychological stability in the family environment.
Dr. Badr also appreciated the keenness of the generous leadership represented by His Majesty the King, may God preserve and preserve him, with the support and follow-up of His Royal Highness, the Prince, the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister, in promoting the rights of the convicts from a human perspective, given that human rights constitute a cultural heritage from the reality of the culture of Bahraini society.
Dr. Badr concluded that the open prisons, including educational buildings, housing units, a sports club, a unit for mental games and another for electronic communication, reflect the rights enjoyed by convicts within the reform and rehabilitation institution.
Mr. Farid Ghazi said that the inauguration of His Excellency the Minister of Interior of the Open Prisons Complex constitutes a quantum leap in the field of protecting and promoting human rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain. His Excellency the Minister of Interior in the field of protecting and promoting human rights at the internal level of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He added that this opening warms the hearts of human rights workers and constitutes an important step for those who have been sentenced and executed in Bahrain, which contributes to their integration at a stage that precedes their integration into society, and that this great and great step in its meaning sets a precedent not only in Bahrain but also in the world. The Arab Gulf countries and the Arab countries in general, because these prisons will set a very advanced and bright example in the field of protecting and promoting human rights and providing an opportunity for reform for those who have wronged society. These open prisons have a good psychological effect in reforming those who have wronged society.
Dr. Hanadi Al-Jowder indicated that the reform project of the great King of Bahrain took human rights as an important pillar of its pillars, rooting for the fact that respect for human dignity and actions and promotion of human rights and basic freedoms is the main axis of progress and upgrading in countries that have adopted democracy as an approach and tolerance, coexistence and humanity as a culture. The inspection visit paid by His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, to the Open Prisons Complex was one of the important highlights in December of this year, after the complex became ready to receive the beneficiaries of this program in preparation for the implementation of the open prisons program at a high level that parallels the philosophy of The idea itself.
The journalist, Ahdia Ahmed, confirmed that the open prison complex is a civilized project that reflects Bahrain’s seriousness towards preserving human rights and rehabilitating inmates through the services provided by these prisons..The health facilities, playgrounds and education building with the latest technology also reflect that the state is serious about rehabilitating inmates so that they can return to our society after Ending the term of execution of the sentence.. These services also bring joy to the hearts of the inmates’ families.