Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report
In November 2011, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the King of Bahrain and headed by Cherif Bassiouni, reported that Bahraini security forces systematically used excessive force, torture and forced confessions during a crackdown on demonstrations last year. The BICI also recommended an array of reforms designed to improve human rights protections, which the Bahraini government pledged to implement. This hearing will examine the extent to which the Bahraini government has implemented the BICI proposals.
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- Rep. James P. McGovern, Co-Chair
The Honorable Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator
The Honorable Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
The Honorable Matar Ebrahim Matar, former Member of Bahrain's Parliament
Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
Mr. Richard Sollom, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights