2035 GMT: According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Bahraini regime has agreed to consider recommendations to release political prisoners, outlaw torture and join the International Criminal Court.
The Council said Bahrain will consider 176 recommendations submitted by other nations. part of a review that all 193 U.N. members are required to undergo every four years.
The regime was heavily criticised earlier this week, even by the US and Britain, for its repression of dissent and abuses since mass protests began in February 2011.
If I get released, every village I pass through will shout the names of countless prisoners of conscience. #Bahrain— angry arabiya (@angryarabiya) May 23, 2012
All the walls will show me their faces. Around me, I will see their grief-stricken mothers and fathers, their wives, their children #Bahrain— angry arabiya (@angryarabiya) May 23, 2012
1255 GMT: A relatively quiet day in Bahrain, but we note this footage of a protest march in Sitra on Tuesday:
Demonstrators called for the immediate release of all political prisoners, especially the hunger striker Abdulhadi Alkhwaja. Chants included, "Abdulahdi said it...Freedom or Martydom"; "We know our leaders very well. The bars shall not make them surrender"; "Down Down [King] Hamad".