Twenty one Bahraini medical professionals overturn convictions for anti-government protestBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2104 (Published 03 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2104
- Sophie Arie
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 …