08 : 29 PM - 24/11/2012
London-Nov24 (BNA)UK Minister in charge of Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Alistair Burt today hailed the establishment of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry(BICI).
He described the formation of the probe panel as a positive and unprecedented response in the aftermath of the deplorable events which hit Bahrain in 2011.
In a statement marking the first anniversary of (BICI) Report, he lauded the wise leadership for approving the inquiry results.
He also paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa for adopting the BICI recommendations as a launchpad to forge ahead with reforms.
The UK minister commended the steps undertaken by the Kingdom of Bahrain which ensured no authority for the National Security Agency to apprehend and detain people.
Mr. Burt highlighted the establishment of a special probe unit to investigate people suspected of illegal acts or negligence.
He hailed the formation of the ombudsman at the Interior Ministry to probe complaints and grievances and supervising inquiries, pointing out that the issues revealed in the BICI report would require a long time to address. AHN
He condemned the acts of terror and mounting street riots and sabotage, describing these tactics as totally unacceptable.
He also urged all Bahrainis to engage in a national dialogue and play a constructive role to ensure long-lasting security and stability prevail in the Kingdom. AHN
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