A recently declassified report by the Pentagon’s Inspector General confirms concerns raised years ago by PHR that health professionals administered mind-altering drugs to detainees in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere without their consent and without telling them which medications they were receiving.
The US Administration announced today that US companies will be able to invest in Burma, a country long closed to US businesses because of the Burmese government’s deplorable human rights record.
The misdemeanor charges against 28 health professionals in Bahrain must be dropped. The health professionals have been charged with illegal gathering to protest against the regime. The medics’ sentences will be announced tomorrow, July 4, 2012, by the Lower Criminal Court.
The Government of Bahrain must set aside the recent convictions of 11 medics. Four of the 11 medics that were convicted of participating in and supporting unlicensed protests and rallies currently face arrest and detention.
The guilty verdicts and sentences issued in a Bahraini court today against 11 medical professionals are denounced. PHR calls on the government of Bahrain to set aside the verdicts and not carry out the sentences.