Bahraini govt refuses to free medical staff

After MO reported on the Gulf kingdom’s brutal treatment of staff at its biggest hospital, the World Medical Association formally requested the nation release all medics and clear their records as those involved had been obliged to follow the Hippocratic oath.

Then in June, after more than a year of torture, imprisonment and closed court hearings, Bahrain acquitted nine of the Salmaniya Medical Complex employees, including rheumatologist Dr Fatima Haji, whose harrowing account drew widespread response when it was published in MO.

The remaining nine medics were not

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