Conflict & Justice

Report: 'Excessive Force Used' In Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities used "excessive force" during a crackdown on protests earlier this year, an independent commission has said.

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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".

King Hamad expressed "dismay" at the findings and vowed to ensure "those painful events won't be repeated".

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.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Reem Khalifa, an independent Bahraini journalist.

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