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Militarization of Bahraini Health System Causes Widespread Fear and Avoidance of Treatment

05/21/2012

The ongoing militarization of Bahrain’s public health system has negatively impacted the country’s citizens especially the sick and wounded, says a new PHR report. According to the report, over the past 14 months, the Government of Bahrain has denied a large segment of the population safe access to impartial medical care, resulting in widespread fear among civilians seeking medical treatment.

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A motorbike carries injured protestors to a medical center in Tahrir Square

Government of Egypt is Urged to Halt Attacks on Medical Establishments and Personnel

05/14/2012

In a letter to the Egyptian Ministers of Health, Defense and Interior, PHR called for the Egyptian government to immediately halt all attacks on medical establishments and personnel and to refrain from interfering with the right of the wounded to access medical care.

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Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Retrial Ordered for 21 Defendants in Bahrain Including Hunger Striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

04/30/2012

Following news reports that leading Bahraini opposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja will be granted a retrial along with 20 other activists, PHR called for a fair and open trial for all. A Bahraini appeals court today ordered the retrial of the 21 detainees to take place in a civil court.

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Tank at College of Health Sciences, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Bahrain: Investigation Reveals Indiscriminate Use of Tear Gas

04/19/2012

Upon returning from an investigation in Bahrain, PHR criticized the Government’s indiscriminate and systematic use of tear gas against civilian protesters and densely populated Shia neighborhoods. PHR calls for the immediate suspension of the use of this toxic gas because of its suspected severe health impact on the population.

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Release of 8 Medical Reports on Treatment of Bahraini Medics Proves Torture

03/28/2012

After much delay, a Bahraini court released forensic medical documentation of eight medics who were tortured in detention. Today during the continuing trial of 20 health workers who are charged as alleged backers of pro-democracy protests, the court released medical evaluations of eight medics.

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