Bahrain court sentences doctors to prison for treating injured protesters

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    Bahrain's top court confirmed the jail sentences of nine doctors for their role in last year’s pro-democracy protests, state news agency BNA reported. The medics will be imprisoned for up to five years.

    -On Monday, Attorney General Abdul-Rahman al-Sayed said the country’s Court of Cassation rejected all of the defendants’ appeals and upheld the verdicts, BNA said.

    The nine medics were among the twenty individuals tried by a Bahraini military tribunal in September 2011. The tribunal charged the doctors with felonies for their role in the February protests, which included treating antigovernment activists wounded by security forces and reporting those injuries to foreign media. Some of the medics also participated in the protests.

    The Bahraini government accused them of crimes including occupying a hospital and inciting hatred towards the country’s ruling royal family.

    Full article: Bahraini court confirms jail terms for medics who aided protesters — RT

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