Bahrain Military Court Jails Doctors, Nurses for Treating Protesters

Doctors Sentenced to 10-15 Years in Prison

The protests may be mostly over, but the revenge against Bahrain’s Shi’ite majority for its pro-democracy demonstrations continue apace. The Bahraini military’s court has announced today that it is sentencing some 20 medical professionals, including a number of doctors, to prison sentences of 10 to 15 years on charges of treating protesters who were injured in the military crackdown. The court refused to hear evidence that the medical professionals had been tortured.

Read more about Bahrain’s impending shortage of unjailed Shi’ite doctors at the Independent

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of