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Bahraini doctor detained for Tweets needs legal and medical support, says BMA

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 15 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i300
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A Bahraini ophthalmologist and activist who was detained in Bahrain after protesting on Twitter about Saudi Arabia’s execution of the prominent Saudi Shi’a cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr must be granted access to legal and medical support, the BMA has urged.

Saeed al-Samahiji was arrested on 3 January at his home near the Bahraini capital, Manama, and is being held at the Dry Dock prison in Manama. Amnesty International said that he told his family he was being held for interrogation over his comments about the cleric’s execution and for …

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