Demonstrations against the regime continue in Bahrain, where the government has cracked down aggressively on protesters. Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
In a continuation of the violence perpetrated by the government of Bahrain on pro-democracy protesters, authorities attacked thousands of protesters on Friday. Since the protests began last spring, Physicians for Human Rights has documented the abuse of medical workers who have evidence of the atrocities committed by the government.
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PHR's Senior Researcher for the Middle East and North Africa, Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi, discusses the retrial of the jailed Bahrain medics. (VIDEO)
A Bahrain court has opened proceedings in a closely watched retrial for medical staff convicted of serious crimes arising from the country's massive spring protests, a case that has attracted international criticism.