Bahrain probe publishes revised report
Manama, December 12, 2011
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), tasked with investigating and reporting on the events during the unrest in the kingdom, has published its revised English and Arabic reports.
The reports are posted on the commission's website www.bici.org.bh in the English and Arabic sections.
"They were proof read and edited by the commission's team and now the final version is out in the public domain," said a BICI spokeswoman.
She said that the report was prepared in English and later translated into Arabic.
"There are no substantive changes to the report. The changes in the revised report include correction of translation errors and spelling mistakes," said the spokeswoman.
The Arabic version of the report was withdrawn after its release on November 23, when it emerged the translation contained some discrepancies.
More than 2,000 Arabic and English printed editions of the report is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
The BICI appointed an independent accounting firm to document its costs and expenditure during its investigations and an audit report will be posted on its website on Friday.
The records collected by the BICI team during their investigations have been destroyed to protect the identity of contributors.
However, a backup of all the evidence, including paperwork, photographs, videos and other material, has been stored digitally on a highly secured server outside Bahrain, said officials.
The records are stored in a hard drive that will be kept at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in the Netherlands, they added.
"In the event that the records are not housed at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the commissioners will arrange for their storage at an academic institution able to provide the same level of security as the Permanent Court of Arbitration," according to the BICI report.
The report was originally due to be published on October 31, but the deadline was extended to allow the BICI to continue collecting evidence from ministries and government agencies.
The independent commission, headed by Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, was set up on June 29 by His Majesty King Hamad. – TradeArabia News Service
More Government & Laws Stories
- Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes
- New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain
- Four blast suspects are remanded in Bahrain
- Bahrain to step up war on terror
- Norton Rose Fulbright moves London head to Dubai
- DSG ‘ready to implement Smart Dubai Strategy’
- Iraqi women protest new draft law
- Bahrain police 'face more danger in line of duty'
- Saudi names Brotherhood as terrorist group
- Qatar outraged over terror claims
- Bahrain PM condemns exploitation of children
- Qatar will not alter foreign policy: source
- Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting trouble
- 'Put security before rights' in Bahrain: publisher
- 'Hizbollah trained Daih blast suspect'
- Key terror blast suspects named in Bahrain
- $2.6m Royal Fund for martyrs set up
- Bahrain to draw up new anti-terror laws
- GCC ROW: Qatar voices surprise over envoys pull out
- GCC tobacco tax rise ‘will fuel illicit trade’
- Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar
- Bahrain explosion draws global condemnation
- GDN photographer hurt in blast is discharged
- Iran playing increasing role in Bahrain unrest
- Bahrain launches 6-point plan to fight terror
- Sisi gives sign he will run for president
- New Saudi clamp on energy drinks
- Health insurance must for Saudi visa
- Qatari doctor gets 7 years jail in UAE
- Family violence law articles approved in Bahrain