King Hamad and Cherif Bassiouni
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Bahrain's King Hamad promises human rights reforms

The king of Bahrain has promised reforms to prevent abuses by security forces, after an independent report about a crackdown on protests said authorities had used "excessive force".

The much-awaited report into the events in February and March said a number of detained protesters had been tortured.

More than 40 people died in the unrest, which some officials blamed on Iran.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 23 Nov 2011
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