The Police State of Bahrain to Try Doctors, Nurses Who Treated Protesters

WSJ: Bahrain plans to try in a military court nearly 50 doctors and nurses who treated antigovernment protesters during months of unrest, broadening the ruling Al-Khalifa family’s crackdown on Shiite opposition supporters.

Bahrain’s Justice Ministry confirmed Tuesday that 23 doctors and 24 nurses would be tried on charges including attempts to topple the kingdom’s Sunni monarchy and taking part in illegal rallies.

“Hard evidence showed that the [medical] complex was used extensively for the activities of saboteurs who sought to spread chaos, cause disruptions and trouble and create sedition within the kingdom,” the ministry said.

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