UK Foreign Office updates on Human Rights and Democracy Report: Bahrain
The period October – December  highlighted the need for renew impetus towards implementation of the Bahraini Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report. There were also a number of backwards steps taken by the authorities.
In early October the convictions and sentences against nine medical personnel for their involvement in the 2011 unrest were upheld by the Bahrain Court of Cassation. The UK recorded its disappointment at this decision and remains concerned about the disproportionate length of some of the sentences imposed.