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$2.6 million for families of those who died in unrest.

MANAMA: More than $2.6 million (BD980,000) is to be paid to the families of 17 people who died during Bahrain's unrest.

This is the first batch of compensation settlements to be paid in accordance with royal directives, recommended by the National Commission concerned with implementation of Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry recommendations and within the scope of the civil settlement initiative.

Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa presented the findings of the Civil Settlement Office on death cases during yesterday's Cabinet session and said the office had resolved to enter into a settlement exceeding 17 death cases, as a first phase.

Compensations totalling $2.6m for the 17 cases were assessed on the basis of civil court precedents to reach fair settlements.

The Cabinet directed the office to co-ordinate with departments concerned to review the remaining cases on priority, without prejudice to the right of the injured who do not accept the proposed settlement, to resort to civil courts, and without excluding any criminal liability. It reaffirmed assiduity in taking all action necessary to support the families of the deceased citizens and minimise damage to all concerned.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jun 11, 2012
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