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."
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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Ahlul Bayt News Agency article exposes continued attacks on aid workers in Bahrain as rights groups, including PHR, meet in Geneva
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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The New York Times cites PHR's report, released Monday, while reporting on secret medical clinics set up in Bahrain to treat wounded civilians. Hospitals are teaming with soldiers, causing injured to seek healthcare elsewhere.