PHR in the News
Women and men in Tunisia and around the world were appalled earlier this month when it came to light that a woman who filed charges of rape against two police officers was herself charged with "public indecency."
It seems hard to imagine that the situation in Bahrain, a small island country off the coast of Saudi Arabia, could be any more tense than it was when [Dan Rather was] there in late March. The Shia majority have been pushing for more rights, and the Sunni-backed rulers have been resisting with brutal efficiency.
In the News
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.
The BBC reports on sentencing of 9 medics in Bahrain, using data from PHR's investigation.
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."