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From the New Zealand Herald:
Bahraini medics tell of torture ahead of retrial
By Richard Hall
5:30 AM Saturday Oct 8, 2011
Bahraini medical workers who were handed lengthy jail terms for their alleged support of pro-democracy protests hope they will get a fair trial now they have had their sentences overturned.
Appearing to buckle under international pressure, Bahrain‘s Attorney-General ordered retrials in a civilian court for the 20 doctors, nurses and paramedics who treated injured protesters during demonstrations against the ruling Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty.
Ali al-Boainain said that “the accused will have the benefit of full re-evaluation of evidence and full opportunity to present their defences”.
The medics were sentenced in a quasi-military court to terms ranging from five to 15 years for alleged offences including the possession of weapons, stealing medical equipment, and “fabricating stories to disturb public security”.
They protested their innocence, saying they were tortured during interrogation to extract false confessions.
Their sentencing provoked outrage from human rights organisations, medical associations and the United Nations, which called for the convictions to be overturned.
Roula al-Saffar, who had been sentenced to 15 years in prison, said told the Independent that the ruling represented a “new start” and called on the authorities to review the cases of other medical professionals who had been convicted of similar charges.
According to the New York Times in the USA, this video is about:
Large numbers of people filled the streets west of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, on Friday as a funeral march for a 16-year-old boy — who activists said was killed by the police — grew into one of the largest demonstrations in the tiny Gulf nation in recent weeks.
Our reporter says police responding to sporadic village protests with tear gas in Bahrain following clashes tonight: here.