27 Oct 2011
IT IS not surprising that Afghanistan’s security forces, still reeling from allegations of rape and torture, need more training.
Few, though, would have guessed that Bahrain’s soldiers or police were qualified to give it.
At least 35 protesters have died in violent clashes in the tiny Gulf kingdom since February, drawing widespread criticism of security forces from human rights groups.
Yet despite the condemnation, Bahrain is preparing to send an unknown number of trainers to Afghanistan as part of Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf).