Bahrain medics on trial for treating protesters
13.06.2011 § Leave a comment
Bahrain has begun the trials of 48 medical professionals accused of attempting to topple the monarchy.
Those on trial include some of the country’s top surgeons, accused of supporting weeks of pro-democracy protests in the country.
It is the latest trial at a special security tribunal set up by Bahrain’s rulers amid a far-reaching crackdown in the kingdom, which is home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet.
Human rights organisations have condemned the trials, saying the staff are being hounded for treating hundreds of wounded protesters.