Bahrain creates panel to study unrest report

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2011 2:48 AM
Bahrain creates panel to study unrest report

Bahrain's state media says the country's king has ordered the creation of a special commission to study recommendations from an independent investigation into political unrest.

The decision by King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa follows the release last week of a 500-page report that detailed abuses such as torture and excessive force in a crackdown on protests by Bahrain's majority Shiites for greater rights.

The report urges Bahrain's Sunni monarchy to take measures that include possible reforms in legal and security codes.

The official Bahrain News Agency said Sunday the new commission will evaluate the report and make its own suggestions before the end of February.