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Bahrain poised for human rights report

After eight months of clashes that have claimed close to 40 lives, the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain is bracing itself for the findings of a major investigation into alleged human rights abuses, including torture.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Enquiry has heard more than 8,800 complaints and conducted more than 5,700 interviews.

Composed of five members from outside Bahrain, it will be announcing its findings on 30 October and the government has promised a swift response.

Frank Gardner reports from the Gulf state where he heard the testimonies of some who gave evidence to the commission.

  • 18 Oct 2011