On November 23, , the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a page report summarizing its findings regarding the February-March . Head of Most Famous Report in Bahrain’s History Meets his End, Leaves Mark on Memories BICI Report Spoke of Qatar Mediation to Resolve Bahraini Crisis. In , the US State Department released a report analyzing the Bahraini government’s implementation of the BICI recommendations.

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US President Barack Obama praised the establishment of the Commission on 2 July and said that, “by providing an independent assessment of what happened and identifying those responsible, the Royal Commission will play an essential role in advancing reconciliation, justice, and peace in Bahrain.

Retrieved from ” https: On 7 September the BICI invited Dr Sondra Crosbyan expert on hunger strikes, to join its team in order to monitor those prisoners on hunger strike in the Kingdom. The government gave itself a target of implementing these recommendations by the end of February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pages with URL errors. Masoud Jahromi in Interview with Bahrain Mirror: The Commission was asked to provide a complete narrative of the events and the context for these events; to describe any acts of violence that occurred, as well as the actors involved in such acts; and to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and violence by protestors and demonstrators against others.

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International reactions Torture Bahrain Grand Prix. Commission investigators also looked into the demolition of Shia mosques and other religious structures, which the government claimed had been illegal buildings, and concluded that 30 had been demolished, including five that had all the necessary legal paperwork. Human rights in Asia. Following is the proof-read and bahrwin version of the English text of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry. However, he did say in an interview with The Washington Times following the publication of the report that the top six officials at the Ministry of the Interior bajrain be investigated.

Report – One Year Later: Assessing Bahrain’s Implementation of the BICI Report – POMED

The report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIa royally appointed commission of senior international lawyers that has been investigating the unrest of February and March this year, has proven not to be the whitewash that some opposition groups suspected it would be. The BICI found that the strikes—for which many workers have been sacked and some imprisoned—had been legal.


The BICI report gave a series of recommendations to the government of steps that it believed would improve accountability and bring government practice in bahrxin with international standards. Human rights in Bahrain Bahraini uprising of Human rights reports on the Bahraini uprising of The report also provided a detailed study of the sackings of workers from the public sector and from state-owned enterprises for participating in strikes bahfain protests see Economic policy and stated that there was discrimination against Shia Bahrainis, who were disproportionately punished for missing work.

Cherif Bassiouni who has led United Nations investigations into alleged war crimes in Bosnia and Libya. Bassiouni continues by criticising the conclusions that Rajab drew from his Reuters interview, saying they are “premature”, and admits to finding it “disheartening that you Rajab deemed it necessary to personally attack me”.

Catherine AshtonHigh Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, put pressure “upon all sides in Bahrain to do their utmost to implement the recommendations of the report, in a timely and complete fashion” [35].

Amnesty International labelled the Commission as “a significant repory forward but must lead to justice for the victims”. The commission released a page report 23 Novemberwhich took 9, testimonies, offered an extensive chronology of events, documented 46 deaths, allegations of torture, and more than 4, cases of employees dismissed for participating in protests. Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required. Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa programme, said, “moreover, the terms of the King’s decree make clear that they will have the authority to carry out a full investigation” and added that “appointment of this international commission appears to represent nothing less than a sea change in Bahrain”.

Participating in HARDtalkRajab said the commission was not independent and that the king has failed to deliver its recommendations which he accepted.

This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat However, the commission, nicknamed the Bassiouni Commission after its head, Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-US international lawyer, did baheain find specific officials responsible for any of the abuses it mentioned. Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was.


Individuals also continued to photograph and video record people in the office, despite advice from staff that such actions undermine the confidentiality and safety of the many witnesses and victims coming forward.

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Bahraini Government claims that it implemented the 26 recommendations, but a number of states and organizations as well as the President of the Commission himself say otherwise. The report criticized the security forces for many instances when “force and firearms were used in an excessive manner that was, on many occasions, unnecessary, disproportionate, and indiscriminate;” and found that certain abuses, such as destruction of property, “could not have happened without the knowledge of higher echelons of the command structure.

Human’s Children’s Intersex Women’s. Human rights in the Middle East. In many of its findings, the BICI bahrainn directly countered the narrative put forward by the more hardline factions in the government, and by the state media, baheain it has striven to present different viewpoints and to evaluate repport claims in a hotly contested arena.

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I expect the independent commission to be in a position to carry out its work freely and thoroughly and I look forward to its final report due to be released at the end of October On 15 August a reporf of protestors stormed the BICI offices, having been angered by the inaccurate reporting of the supposed ‘conclusions’ reached by Bassiouni. Views Read Edit View history.

The head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society Faisal Fuladwho was implicated in the Bandargate scandal[26] believe that the continued attempts to discredit the BICI are part of a concerted campaign by the opposition to delegitimise the Commission’s findings.