UPDATE: Sunday 14th October 2012 the medics in prison have reportedly commenced a hunger strike. Urgent action is now required by the international medical community to free these medics.
Seven honorable medics are now in prison in Bahrain, serving sentences in prison following the medical crisis during the uprising in March 2011 when they treated injured protesters and in some cases spoke out about what they witnessed. All were subjected to torture. Two of the medics have been in prison since 2011, five of the medics were let out after initial torture and imprisonment and then sent back to jail again on 2nd October 2012 following the turn down of an appeal on 1st October.
Six re-imprisoned after appeal:
- Dr Ali Al Ekri (5 years sentence)
- Dr Ghassan Dhaif (1 year sentence)
- Dr Saeed Al Samahiji (1 year sentence)
- Dheya Ibrahim (2 months sentence – awaiting details for publication)
- Ibrahim Al Demistani (3 years sentence – awaiting details for publication)
- Dr Mahmood Asghar (6 months sentence – released on 7th Oct having completed sentence)
Two medics in prison since 2011:
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