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Doctors under fire amid 'Arab Spring' revolutions

WHYY NPR
11/29/2011

As the revolutions collectively known as “the Arab Spring” have rocked the Middle East and North Africa, medical professionals have often been caught in the crossfire. PHR's Richard Sollom joins WHYY NPR in Philadelphia to discuss doctors under siege in the Arab world, and the pursuit of “medical neutrality” on Capitol Hill and in the United Nations.

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Doctors in Bahrain merit more than platitudes

The Irish Times
11/29/2011

Much has happened in the small island of Bahrain since it was engulfed in the Arab Spring in February 2011. Unlike other conflicts in other Arab states, the Bahrain protest did not demand the downfall of the ruling regime but sought the establishment of a democratic constitutional monarchy and recognition of human rights.

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Bahraini court resumes retrial of medics

Tehran Times
11/29/2011

A civilian court in Bahrain has resumed the retrial of doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters during the anti-regime demonstrations earlier this year. During Monday's proceedings against the medical professionals, the prosecutors brought weapons into the courtroom, claiming the arms were recovered in March at the Salmaniya Medical Center in the capital Manama where the wounded protesters were treated, the Associated Press reported.

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Bahraini forces attack peaceful protesters

Tehran Times
11/27/2011

Bahraini regime forces have once again attacked peaceful protesters following the release of a report which accuses Manama of rights abuses. On Sunday, the forces fired live bullets and tear gas at civilians in the town of A'ali, just outside the capital city of Manama. The attack took place during a funeral ceremony for a protester killed by security forces.

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Bahrain report confirms human rights abuses

Tehran Times
11/23/2011

The head of a special commission in Bahrain has said authorities used torture and excessive force against detainees arrested in a crackdown earlier this year. The comments by Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni were the first details from a highly anticipated report released on Wednesday on the measures used against mainly Shia Muslim-led demonstrators seeking greater rights from Bahrain's Al Khalifa monarchy.

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