Bahrain dictatorship attacks doctors, journalists

This video says about itself:

17 March 2011

Many people were wounded in Wednesday’s crackdown, and rushed to hospital, but doctors at one facility have told Al Jazeera it is now being run by the military, and is low on supplies.

Hassan Qamber, a staff member at Manama‘s Salmaniya Hospital, speaks to Al Jazeera.

From Physicians for Human Rights in the USA:

Cambridge, Mass. – April 5, 2011 – According to Physicians for Human Rights’ investigators in Bahrain, doctors are disappearing as part of a systematic attack on medical staff. Today PHR investigators learned that two physicians are missing following interrogations by unknown security forces at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama.

“We know of at least two doctors who have disappeared in the last 24 hours,” said Richard Sollom, PHR’s lead investigator.

Bahrain hospitals ‘paralysed’ by unrest. In new report, Medecins Sans Frontieres accuses Bahrain’s military of deliberately targeting doctors and hospitals: here.

From the Committee to Protect Journalists:

New York, April 4, 2011–The Bahraini government continued its attempts at muzzling critical media with the Ministry of Information ordering the country’s premier independent daily temporarily shut down on Sunday. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Bahraini government’s strong-arm tactics, which effectively forced a change in a prominent paper’s editorial management.

European Parliament strongly condemns the violent repression by security forces of peaceful demonstrators in Bahrain: here.

4 thoughts on “Bahrain dictatorship attacks doctors, journalists

  1. PA attacked over human rights

    PALESTINE: New York-based Human Rights Watch criticised Western-backed Palestinian security forces in the West Bank today for what it said was an increase in attacks on local journalists, including arbitrary detentions and abuse.

    The group claimed that the Palestinian Authority had stepped up harassment of journalists investigating corruption or seen to be supporters of the Hamas Islamist resistance movement, which governs the blockaded Gaza strip.

    Pressure tactics by the PA had led to more self-censorship among local reporters, the watchdog said.


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