The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of civilian protesters and must stop at once while the government reassesses its use, PHR declares in a report issued today.
The fate of six Bahraini medics who received prison sentences last month could be decided on Monday, July 30, when the country’s highest appeals court will hear their case.
The misdemeanor charges against 28 health professionals in Bahrain must be dropped. The health professionals have been charged with illegal gathering to protest against the regime. The medics’ sentences will be announced tomorrow, July 4, 2012, by the Lower Criminal Court.
The Government of Bahrain must set aside the recent convictions of 11 medics. Four of the 11 medics that were convicted of participating in and supporting unlicensed protests and rallies currently face arrest and detention.
Financial Times covers the convictions of medical staff in Bahrain, PHR calls on US to take a hard stance against attacks on medics.