Bahraini women protest against jailing doctors

The caption of another video, translated from Dutch NOS TV:

In Bahrain, hundreds of women have taken to the streets in protest against the regime. Their protests include opposition against the sentencing [to long jail terms] of twenty doctors and nurses who have cared for [injured] opponents of the regime.

Bahrain: Series of harsh, disproportionate and unfair sentences against professionals for standing by human rights victims: here.

Update: Bahrain: Medical Care Criminalized in Bahrain: here.

The Hippocratic Oath Is Abolished in Bahrain: here.

Bahrain doctor jailed for treating activists injured during protests says police tortured her and threatened rape: here.

As doctors jailed, Western nations plan weapons sales to Bahrain: here.

The UN raised the alarm today over the lengthy prison sentences meted out to medical staff in Bahrain who treated those injured in the Saudi-backed crackdown on civil rights protests in March.

A broad coalition of members of the European Parliament, on initiative of Marietje Schaake (from the political party D66, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats of Europe, ALDE) requested in an urgent letter to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, to put pressure on the government of Bahrain to release immediately a group of 20 convicted Bahraini doctors and nurses. Yesterday, a military court in Bahrain announced the sentences in which 13 doctors and nurses were sentenced to 15 years jail terms, while the remaining seven were given prison sentences of 10 years. The ‘crime’ was only to provide medical assistance to injured protesters during the recent uprisings in the Gulf State: here.

Bahrain 1st-Hand: “48 Hours in Sanabis” (Al Jazeera English): here.

6 thoughts on “Bahraini women protest against jailing doctors

  1. UN rights office criticizes Bahrain sentences

    Associated Press

    2011-09-30 05:12 PM

    The U.N. human rights office has criticized the harsh sentences given this week to anti-government protesters and medical staff in Bahrain.

    A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the fact that the sentences were handed down by “a military court with serious due process irregularities raises severe concerns.”

    Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the Bahrain government has a duty to ensure all detainees are charged with a recognizable criminal offense.

    Bahrain’s special security court on Thursday sentenced a protester to death for killing a policeman. It also gave doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters during the country’s uprising earlier this year lengthy prison sentences.


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