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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:10 AM

Jailed Bahrain medics ‘go on hunger strike’

Source: AFP

DUBAI — Five medics jailed in connection with last year’s anti-regime protests in Bahrain went on hunger strike on Sunday, urging international rights groups to campaign for their release, lawyers said.

The Shiite medics, who have been in prison since October 1 after the Gulf kingdom’s highest court upheld their prison sentences, called their action “The Lost Justice,” and have stopped taking food and medicine, the lawyers said.

A sixth medic has been released because of time already served.

The medics reiterated accusations that the authorities used “harsh and systematic torture” during months of initial detention in the wake of a deadly crackdown on protests in March last year.



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cory777 Oct 2012 OP
Comrade Grumpy Oct 2012 #1
Javaman Oct 2012 #2
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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:43 AM

1. Our buddies in Bahrain pretty much succeeded in squashing the Arab Spring there.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. Yup. Saudi's sent in ground forces to help the Bahraini king suppress the protests...

we looked the other way.

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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:26 PM

3. du rec nt

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