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Bahrain Attorney General’s Decision to Hold New Civilian Trials for Doctors Welcomed


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed the decision by Bahrain’s Attorney General to hold civilian trials for 20 doctors who were sentenced last week as alleged backers of anti-government protests. While an important step towards achieving justice for the doctors, PHR is still troubled by allegations the medics were tortured while they were in detention.

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US Should Halt Weapon Sales to Bahrain Until Verdicts Are Set Aside


In response to the harsh sentences handed down on Thursday against 20 doctors in Bahrain after deeply flawed trials, PHR calls on the US Administration to withdraw immediately from any further congressional consideration of a proposed $53 million arms sale to the Kingdom of Bahrain until full accountability for human rights violators has been established and basic human rights protections have been achieved.

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PHR Denounces Sentences Passed on Bahraini Medics and Protestors


PHR denounces the guilty verdicts and harsh sentences issued in Bahrain against 20 medical professionals and two protestors on September 29. The medics were convicted for providing care to protestors during the country’s popular uprising earlier this year. PHR calls on the government of Bahrain to set aside the verdicts and not carry out the sentences.

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PHR Welcomes Release of 14 Bahraini Medics from Detention and Urges Kingdom of Bahrain to Drop All Charges


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes the news of the release of 14 Bahraini medics from detention, but remains concerned regarding their medical conditions and the still pending charges. PHR has continually called for their release from detention and recognizes that this news is a positive step forward for the well-being of the medics and their families. PHR now urges the Kingdom of Bahrain to drop all charges against the medics, who were arrested for providing care to protesters during the popular uprising earlier this year.

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PHR Renews Call for Open and Fair Trials in Bahrain


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on the Kingdom of Bahrain to ensure that court proceedings for detained medical professionals adhere to international legal standards and remain open to observers. PHR has also received new reports of detainees in poor health and on hunger strike and calls for the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) to immediately investigate their condition.

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