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Canada Goose online Anti government protesters hold banners as they Canada Goose Jackets march during a rally organised by all opposition societies of Bahrain in Budaiya, west of Manama November 25, 2011. REUTERS/ Hamad I MohammedThe hardhitting findings of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), headed by international rights lawyer Cherif alifeoutofdebt Bassiouni, uk canada goose outlet vindicated majority uk canada goose Shi and canada goose uk shop opposition groups over claims of repression during canada goose uk black friday martial law brought in after the government broke canada goose coats the protests up. Congress to approve a major canada goose black friday sale arms sale, but it is not clear if hardliners in the ruling family opposed to empowering Shi have the upper hand.The Sunni dominated government says it has formed a working group to study the report, which calls for an examination of Shi political, economic and social grievances, but opposition parties say no one has contacted them yet.fear that the government team formed will try to bury the issue. As Bassiouni said, cheap Canada Goose there is a crisis of confidence between the government and opposition, said Radhi Musawi, deputy secretary general of the secular canada goose factory sale Waad party.Bassiouni wrote about is only about cheap canada goose uk 50 percent of what happened. There were acts of rape that he didn detail directly, he said, adding policing remained heavy handed.Shi complain of discrimination in jobs, housing, education and government departments, including police and army. They say electoral districts are gerrymandered.The government has said it is addressing those concerns but the opposition says it has heard such promises for years now and there should be international monitoring of the government response to the Bassiouni report.After martial law was canada goose uk outlet lifted, the king initiated a national dialogue in July that recommended giving parliament Canada Goose Coats On Sale more powers to monitor and question ministers, but it did not canadian goose jacket alter the fundamental balance of power. The elected chamber does not have full legislative powers, nor does Canada Goose online it form governments.Foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed canada goose clearance al Khalifa said in an interview Friday that reforms would be looked at again.He told Reuters a national commission would invite opposition, including the main Shi group Wefaq, to look at important issues, both political and security.ROYALS HEAR OF TORTURE Senior figures of the ruling al Khalifa family, including army and security officials listened to an unexpectedly harsh summary of how their agencies had repressed the protest movement this year at a lavish ceremony aired live on state television.King Canada Goose sale Hamad, Crown Prince Salman and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman sat mostly Canada Goose Parka motionless on a podium as Bassiouni recounted the abuses their citizens had suffered to extract confessions and as punishment for protesting against the family.The report made for harrowing reading: the foreign minister told Reuters he had Canada Goose Outlet read it and wasDetails from the testimonies from unidentified detainees who the BICI team were given access to included sexual abuse, lost eyes, threat of attacks by dogs, the abuse of wounded hospital patients, electrocution, beatings with hoses and other objects, leaving many with permanent disabilities.Opposition groups and street protesters who clash with riot police almost daily in Shi villages have been emboldened. Thousands marched in a funeral procession Thursday taunting canada goose coats on sale police with chanted snippets from Bassiouni buy canada goose jacket ongoing violence, there are ongoing abuses, there is a complete lack of faith that the government will even read the report, Alaa Shehabi, daughter of a prominent dissident based in London who opposes al Khalifa rule, said at the march.State media and opposition groups have focused on the parts of the BICI report that put their opponents in a bad light.Government papers lauded Bassiouni comments this week to Saudi owned Al Arabiya saying there was cause for revolution in Bahrain, but the independent al Wasat daily buy canada goose jacket cheap cited Bassiouni Canada Goose Online saying the interior minister and state security agency were responsible for in investigating torture.Bassiouni said Wefaq had passed up a genuine opportunity for reform from the crown prince during the protests, in canada goose the hope of making gains through street action rather than dialogue. He also said the last instance of mistreatment heard by the inquiry was on June 10, when martial law was over.HARDLINERS ON BOTH SIDES Many on the Shi street say they do not want the monarchy at all, although that does not necessarily mean that in future elections they would not continue to give their vote to Wefaq. pressure for some democratic reforms, they could be trumped by Saudi demands that Bahrain not empower Shi which would embolden canada goose clearance sale its own Shi minority in the nearby Eastern Province. Fifth Fleet. The Bassiouni report acknowledged cases of Shi attacking Sunnis during the uprising.optimistic, there is another neutral committee that will be formed by national figures to investigate national reconciliation, said Samira Rajab, a prominent government loyalist who sits in the appointed upper house of parliament.important thing is for there to be good intentions from the opposition and a will to solve the problems. There are demands that can be discussed within a timeframe.But Michael Stephens, a Royal United Services Institute researcher in Qatar, said there was a good chance the ruling family would ride out the storm and avoid critical changes.don see how the king can implement more reforms. It canada goose store would be too damaging to his powerbase and challenge the fundamental underpinnings of how they run the country, he said.