Question: Do you have any details regarding Assistant Secretary Malinowski’s schedule in Bahrain, what he was doing there in terms of his specific meetings – as specific as you can get?
Answer: Assistant Secretary Malinowski briefly attended the Wifaq Ramadan Majlis/Gathering on the evening of July 6, which was open to the public. Throughout the remainder of his visit, he was also scheduled to attend the Ramadan Majlises/gatherings of a broad swath of Bahraini society, as is traditional in Bahrain. On July 7, A/S Malinowski met with the Minister of Interior and Police Chief, with the National Institution for Human Rights, and with Wifaq’s leaders at the U.S. Embassy. He had meetings scheduled over the coming days with the Crown Prince/First Deputy Prime Minister and the Director General of his office, the Foreign Minister, the Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs, the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman, the Commission on Prisoner and Detainee Rights, and the Chief of the Public Prosecutor’s Special Investigative Unit. The Assistant Secretary also had meetings scheduled with human rights activists and defenders and civil society leaders, with the Coalition of National Societies (Al Fatih), and with the Coalition of Democratic Opposition Societies.