07 May '11, 9pm

Bahraini Doctors and Nurses Charged With the Equivalent of Treason

47 Bahraini medical workers -- 23 doctors and 24 nurses -- are being charged with acting against the state for treating pro-democracy protesters injured in demonstrations that began in February. They will be tried in a military court on charges that are tantamount to saying they have committed treason against the government. Separately, the BBC reports that Matar Matar and Jawad Fairuz, two former Parliament members from Bahrain's main Shia opposition group, Wifaq, were taken from their homes on Monday evening and have yet to be heard from. According to the Arab News : During the unrest, medical staff repeatedly said they were under professional duty to treat all and strongly rejected claims by authorities that helping anti-government protesters was akin to supporting their cause. At a press conference on Tuesday, the justice minister read the charges against the 23 doctor...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/bahraini-do...

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