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Amnesty International in Bahrain for Commission of Inquiry report launch

Amnesty International’s Bahrain researcher Said Boumedouha and Middle East and North Africa Press Officer James Lynch will be in Bahrain, at the invitation of the Bahraini government, for the 23 November launch of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report (also sometimes called the “Bassiouni commission”).

The team will be available for interview from Manama in English and Arabic about the work of the Commission and its findings, by phone or - subject to arrangement - in person.

Said Boumedouha has been working on Bahrain for Amnesty International for over 15 years. He visited Bahrain in March and April 2011 to carry out research into the human rights crisis in the country.


The Amnesty delegates will be in Bahrain from the morning of 22 November.


James Lynch (+44 7831 640 170, james.lynch@amnesty.org)Amnesty International Press Office, London (+44 20 7413 5566, press@amnesty.org)