National dialogue which was due to resume were stalled following his arrest. On 3rd November, Sheikh Ali Salman, al-Wefaq's Secretary-General was charged with insulting the Ministry on Interior and was subjected to a 6 hour interrogation. He has accused the government of using national dialogue as a cover for on-going abuses. For now, the opposition has not ruled out further talks and the Bahrain government has also reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue.
There has been little follow through on the recommendations made and no government official has been held accountable for the deaths of activists and key political figures in detention. Human Rights First's Brian Dooley in his brief stated that "Bahrain is a strategic regional ally of the United States and is home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet. The United States should rethink its strategy as human rights abuses persist on the fleet's doorstep."