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EU High-Representative Hails Royal Independent Fact-Finding Commission
11 : 30 PM - 01/07/2011
Brussels, July1 (BNA) EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European and Vice-President of the EU Commission today made the following statement regarding the latest developments in the Kingdom of Bahrain:“I welcome the establishment of an independent commission , composed of international members, to investigate the origins, causes and facts behind the many allegations of human rights violations in recent months in Bahrain.
This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events> I expect the independent commission to be in a position to carry out its work freely and thoroughly and I look forward to its final report due to be released at the end of October 2011.

I also hope this step will contribute to creating a better climate for the National Dialogue which will start in the coming days. Such a dialogue provides an important opportunity to generate real reforms which respond to legitimate grievances of all Bahraini citizens. For that opportunity to be seized, the process will need constructive support from all sides”.

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