Bahraini authorities jail 23 medical staff for three months for role in protestsBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8004 (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8004
- Sophie Arie
A court in Bahrain has sentenced 23 medical professionals to three months in jail or a fine of 200 dinars (£330; €410; $530) for taking part in protests against the authorities last year.
The defendants, 11 doctors, several nurses, and other medical professionals, “committed crimes and violations, breaching the law and the [medical] norms,” said the prosecutor Abdulrahman al-Sayyed, according to the state news service BNA. They have been charged with “taking part in unauthorised demonstrations.”
The 23, all of them Shia, were among a larger group who were accused of acting against …