International probe panel re-opens its office in Bahrain

August 23, 2011

The international commission probing incidents and human rights abuses in Bahrain is re-opening its office in Manama three days after shutting it down.

However, only people who secure direct or online appointments will be received by the staff at the Adliya headquarters, the commission spokeswoman reportedly said.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), set up by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa in June, shut its office on Monday evening after it was mobbed by protesters reportedly pressed to express their displeasure following reports that it had cleared the Bahraini authorities of perpetrating crimes against humanity.

“Hundreds of people forced their way into our office, having been angered over what they believed to be the commission Chair’s ‘conclusions’ on the investigation, and additionally having been directed by activists on Twitter and through mass texts to come to the office to report their complaints,” the BICI said.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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