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Nine Doctors Convicted in Bahrain Trial

The New York Times

The New York Times reports on sentencing of medics in Bahrain and PHR's push for acquittal of all medics charged.

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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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Doctor tends to sniper victim, Mistrata, Libya

Libya: Beating and Imprisonment of Doctor is Decried


Dr. Salem Forjani, a heart surgeon for the Health Ministry in Libya who was beaten and imprisoned last month by the Government’s Supreme Security Committee (SSC). PHR decries his treatment and calls for Libya to establish a rule of law and hold the perpetrators accountable.

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