Expelled U.S. rights official returns to Bahrain

December 4, 2014 5:37 PM

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MANAMA (Reuters) - A senior American official returned to Bahrain on Thursday after the kingdom expelled him for meeting with an opposition leader, a rare public row between the United States and its strategic Gulf ally.

Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tom Malinowski was declared persona non grata in July, and Bahrain's foreign ministry said he had "intervened flagrantly" in the country's internal affairs. [ID:nL2N0PJ01N]

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