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Hospitals, the new Bahraini battleground

Yahoo! News
10/09/2012

It seems hard to imagine that the situation in Bahrain, a small island country off the coast of Saudi Arabia, could be any more tense than it was when [Dan Rather was] there in late March. The Shia majority have been pushing for more rights, and the Sunni-backed rulers have been resisting with brutal efficiency.

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Rights Groups Slam Bahraini Court Ruling

Inter Press Service
10/03/2012

As previously freed doctors are sent back to prison in Bahrain, the Inter Press Service cites PHR's Richard Sollom. “It’s a black day for Bahrain when it imprisons physicians and other medical professionals whose only ‘crime’ was to carry out their ethical duty to care for sick and wounded people,” said Sollom.

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Bahrain court rejects medics' appeal

BBC
10/03/2012

The BBC reports on sentencing of 9 medics in Bahrain, using data from PHR's investigation.

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Imprisonment of Medical Professionals “a Black Day for Bahrain”

10/02/2012

PHR emphatically deplores the imprisonment today of six Bahraini medical professionals convicted as a result of caring for injured protesters last year. The six were among 20 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals arrested in April 2011 after treating protesters injured in the Arab Spring protest against the Bahraini regime.

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Bahrain arrests five medics after losing appeal bid

Toronto Star
10/02/2012

Previously freed Bahraini doctors have been sent back to jail after their appeals were denied. PHR's Richard Sollom asks when Bahrain will allow doctors to carry "out their ethical duties to treat all injured people."

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