Bahraini doctors struggle to clear their names

Following MO’s exposé on Bahrain’s brutal treatment of doctors at its biggest hospital during the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ protests, the WMA pressed the kingdom to release the doctors and clear their records as they were merely complying with the Hippocratic oath.

Last week after more than a year of torture, imprisonment and closed court hearings, the Bahraini government announced it had acquitted nine of the doctors, released five for “time served” but upheld their convictions, and allowed the remaining four to appeal their

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