Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for holding a hearing
on 19 November entitled “U.S. Policy Toward the Arabian Peninsula: Yemen and Bahrain,” featuring testimony from U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Barbara Leaf.
It has been two years since the King of Bahrain’s acceptance of the exhaustive report and accompanying recommendations presented by Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni and the participants of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)
. Unfortunately, the eloquent posturing
of the Bahrain government following the release of the BICI report has only served to mask the increasingly desperate situation on the ground.