Twenty one Bahraini medical professionals overturn convictions for anti-government protest

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 03 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2104
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Twenty one medical professionals in Bahrain have been acquitted after appealing against their convictions for misdemeanours during anti-government protests more than two years ago.

The 21 workers were sentenced in November 2012 to three months in jail or a fine of 200 dinars. They were among a reported 82 medical professionals, most of them Shia, who were arrested after treating injured protesters or expressing sympathy with the protests against Bahrain’s Sunni rulers in …

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