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Bahrain Government Must Drop Misdemeanor Charges Against 28 Health Professionals


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.

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Bahrain Government Must Not Arrest and Detain Convicted Medics


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.

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Bahrain convicts 9 medics of protest ties; 9 freed

Associated Press

The Associated Press reports on continued incarceration of doctors in Bahrain. As 9 medics are sentenced, PHR's Donna McKay calls decision a "travesty of justice."

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Bahrain court cuts jail terms for medics accused of aiding uprising

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times reports on Bahrain court's decision to reduce sentances for doctors. PHR calls for complete acquittal of all medical personnel.

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Bahrain convicts medics for role in uprising


PHR's Donna McKay quoted in Al-Jazeera as medics in Bahrain are sentenced for their role in pro-democracy uprising. Rights groups, including PHR, share criticism of trial.

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