Bahrain Allows Retrial for Convicted Medics

by John Glaser, October 05, 2011

The Bahraini government has announced that a retrial will take place for the 20 medical professionals recent sentenced to lengthy jail time for treating as patients protesters injured by harsh government crackdowns. The trial had come under severe international condemnation mainly from rights groups, as the Bahraini dictatorship equated giving medical treatment to protesters with “attempting to overthrow the ruling system” (the basis for the ultimate conviction). The decision will also moves the trial to a civilian court, allowing the charged doctors and nurses to remain free pending the new trial.

Read the whole report from AP’s Brian Murphy. 

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