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Bahrain Convictions Provide Welcome — Though Still Rare — Measure of Justice

01/04/2013

The recent conviction of two Bahraini intelligence agents in the April 2011 beating death of a Shia businessman provides a welcome dose of justice in that troubled Gulf kingdom, PHR said today. But the seven-year sentences were very lenient, given the severity of the crime, and high-ranking officials who encouraged or condoned such behavior have still never been charged.

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Bahraini Regime Must Free Rights Activist

12/28/2012

PHR calls on the Bahraini regime to set free immediately a human rights activist detained this month while monitoring the actions of Bahraini security forces during a peaceful public demonstration in Manama.

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Attacks on Immunization Workers in Pakistan Spotlight High Price of Politicizing Health Care

12/19/2012

PHR strongly condemns the fatal attacks this week on eight health workers engaged in a polio immunization program in Pakistan. The deaths, which prompted the temporary suspension of the program in some districts, are only the latest reminder of the high price the world continues to pay for the politicization of health care.

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Bahrain Appeals Court Keeps Rights Activist in Prison

12/12/2012

Physicians for Human Rights denounces yesterday’s decision by a Bahrain appeals court to uphold the prison sentence of a prominent human rights activist involved in organizing protests against the regime.

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Bahraini Doctor in ER

Bahraini Medics Convicted in Criminal Court: Dismay, Disappointment

11/21/2012

PHR today expressed dismay at the decision by Bahrain’s Lower Criminal Court to sentence 23 health professionals to three months in prison on charges of illegally gathering during Arab spring protests in 2011. Five others were acquitted.

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