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Health Worker’s Release Is Positive Step—But Further Action Needed in Bahrain

08/06/2012

Today’s decision by an appeals court in Bahrain to release a hospital worker from prison is a very positive development, but the government must take additional steps if it is to make good on implementing its promised human rights reforms.

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Bahrain Appeals Court Must Free Hospital Worker

08/03/2012

An appeals court in Bahrain could decide on Monday whether to release a hospital worker sentenced to three years in prison for delivering an oxygen cylinder and other medical supplies to treat protesters.

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Bahrain Tear Gas Attack

Report Documents Bahrain’s Use of Tear Gas as a Potentially Lethal Weapon

08/01/2012

The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of civilian protesters and must stop at once while the government reassesses its use, PHR declares in a report issued today.

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Wounded Bahraini Treated in Home

Bahrain’s Highest Appeals Court Must Overturn Conviction of Medics

07/27/2012

The fate of six Bahraini medics who received prison sentences last month could be decided on Monday, July 30, when the country’s highest appeals court will hear their case.

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Syrian Man Shot Smuggling Medicine

Both Sides in Syrian Struggle Must Respect Medical Neutrality

07/26/2012

PHR condemns an alarming tendency by both sides of the violent conflict in Syria to seriously jeopardize the safety and neutrality of medical staff and facilities.

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