Pressure increases on Bahrain to stop political persecution of doctors

After Bahrain’s highest court this month upheld prison sentences for nine doctors jailed over treating protesters in the so-called Arab Spring uprisings, The Lancet quoted Physicians for Human Rights deputy director Richard Sollom calling the convictions an attack on the country’s health system.

“Upholding the conviction of these medical professionals on spurious politically motivated charges continues the government’s broad and systematic attack on the country’s health system”, he