03 August 2012

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). The hearing consisted of three panels. The first panel featured Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). The second panel featured Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. The third panel consisted of: Matar Ebrahim Matar, former member of Bahrain’s Parliament; Leslie Campbell, senior associate and regional director of the Middle East and North Africa Programs at the National Democratic Institute; Tom Malinowski, Washington director of Human Rights Watch; and Richard Sollom, deputy director of Physicians for Human Rights. Members present were Co-Chairman Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), Rep. James Moran (D-VA), Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN).

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