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Nine medical staff convicted in Bahrain

Financial Times

Financial Times covers the convictions of medical staff in Bahrain, PHR calls on US to take a hard stance against attacks on medics.

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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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Bahraini Doctors at Work

Bahrain: Medics’ Confessions are Based on Torture


The Bahraini court must expunge all politically motivated charges against 20 Bahraini medical professionals convicted of occupying a hospital and overthrowing the regime. On Thursday, the medics will be sentenced in the High Court of Appeals.

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Bahrain: Rights organisations alarmed over threats to civil society after trip to UN

Ahlul Bayt News Agency

Ahlul Bayt News Agency article exposes continued attacks on aid workers in Bahrain as rights groups, including PHR, meet in Geneva

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Protecting doctors in Syria


The political upheaval of the recent Arab Spring has taken center stage in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet an alarming trend — the systematic attacks on medical professionals, facilities and patients — represents one of the most overlooked humanitarian issues and tactical threats facing people living in armed conflict and civil unrest say Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Dr. Stephen N. Xenakis in an Op-Ed in The Hill.

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