Friday, June 03, 2016

Accused torturer to unveil Bahrain's cycling team at Tour De France

"A Bahraini prince accused of torturing prisoners during the country's 2011 uprising is behind plans to create a professional cycling team to compete in the UCI WorldTour, to the dismay of human rights campaigners. Prince Nasser Bin Hamad al-Khalifa, who was stripped of diplomatic immunity by a British court in 2014 amid allegations of torture, launched the new Bahrain Cycling Team on Monday."