PHR strongly condemns today’s refusal by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to overturn prison sentences for nine medical professionals convicted as a result of providing medical care last year to people protesting against the country’s regime.
PHR welcomes the decision this week by the Bahraini public prosecutor to charge two police officers in connection with the torture of medical professionals arrested during popular protests a year and a half ago.
Today’s decision by an appeals court in Bahrain to release a hospital worker from prison is a very positive development, but the government must take additional steps if it is to make good on implementing its promised human rights reforms.
An appeals court in Bahrain could decide on Monday whether to release a hospital worker sentenced to three years in prison for delivering an oxygen cylinder and other medical supplies to treat protesters.
Two Iranian-born physicians - Kamiar Alaei and his brother, Arash Alaei - received the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award on the opening day of the 19th annual International AIDS Conference, held July 22-27 in Washington.