Medical groups press Bahrain over detention of doctors

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 04 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4248
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Medical and human rights organisations are trying to increase pressure on Bahrain to release doctors detained for alleged actions against the state during protests that broke out in February.

Frank Boulton, chairman of the global health charity Medact, personally delivered a letter to Bahrain’s ambassador in London on Monday 4 July calling on the government to release the doctors who have reportedly been tortured. Two previous letters expressing similar concerns have gone unanswered.

Frontline, an Irish group that campaigns for the protection of defenders of human rights, has …

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