On the morning of 23 November in the village of Aali, south of the capital Manama, a Shia man died in a car accident during an anti-government protest. Police say he crashed into a house, his family claim the police rammed into his car.
Such differing versions of events have been typical of Bahrain since protests against the Snnni-led government began in mid-February.
A report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BIG) released on 23 November was supposed to reveal what had really happened during those demonstrations and the subsequent security forces crackdown, which by October had resulted in the deaths of 46 people.
By commissioning the BIG report, which was conducted by a group of UN human rights experts, King Hamad …