Bahrain denies resignation of senior police adviser

MANAMA — Bahrain has denied reports regarding resignation of senior police adviser John Yates who was hired last year as part of reform initiatives undertaken for Bahrain’s police.

By (Our Correspondent)

Published: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 11:48 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:01 PM

Yates is the former assistant commissioner with the London Metropolitan Police Service and his expertise was sought as part of the recommendations of the Bahrain International Commission of Inquiry to teach police forces more about human rights practices.

The Interior Ministry highlighted in a statement on Friday that recent reports concerning the resignation of John Yates are incorrect.

The ministry said that Yates’ initial six-month contract concluded on July 20 of this year. However, he remains as an important adviser to the Minister of Interior, overseeing police code of conduct and implementation of reform measures. Yates is scheduled to regularly visit the country in the coming months.

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