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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.
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.
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."
Bahrain's highest court has upheld the prison sentences given to nine medics for their alleged role in last year's pro-democracy protests, officials say.
PHR strongly condemns today’s refusal by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to overturn prison sentences for nine medical professionals convicted as a result of providing medical care last year to people protesting against the country’s regime.