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Bahrain: The police and the protesters

The Bahrain government insists that police reforms are well under way, but critics say some violent officers continue to act with impunity.

Police in Bahrain were heavily criticised in 2011 for the way in which they had put down anti-government unrest earlier that year.

Dozens died, hundreds were injured and hundreds more arrested - almost all Shia Muslims, the majority population in a country ruled by a Sunni Muslim royal family, the al-Khalifas.

A panel of international human rights experts criticised the use of "excessive and unnecessary lethal force."

Now, authorities in the Gulf island kingdom say they have undertaken a lengthy list of reforms of the police.

Critics say the reforms are little more than window dressing.

Bill Law visited a Shia community to gauge the feeling there two years on.