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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:26 AM
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Bahrain Hospitals 'Paralysed' By Unrest (Turned Into"Places To Be Feared" -Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:26 AM by Turborama
Source: Al Jazeera English

In new report, Medecins Sans Frontieres accuses Bahrain's military of deliberately targeting doctors and hospitals.
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2011 08:38

The Bahraini government's crackdown on protests has "paralysed" hospitals in the country and turned them into "places to be feared", according to a new report from Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Health facilities in Bahrain have been largely overwhelmed since large-scale protests began in Manama in mid-February. Thousands of protesters, many of them with severe injuries, passed through the hospitals in a matter of weeks, taxing a health care system that was simply unprepared to deal with the influx of casualties.

But making matters worse, the group reported, is the military's "targeting of health facilities and workers", which turned the country's largest health centre into what MSF called an "occupied hospital".

Many patients, even some with severe injuries, have simply refused to go to the hospital out of fear for their safety, MSF reported.

Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net//news/middleeast/2011/04/2...



Much more info. at the link, including embedded links to earlier related articles.

MSF Press release: MSF calls for end to Bahrain military crackdowns on patients

Download the MSF report here (60KB PDF): http://www.msf.org/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?fil...

Related LBN OPs which appear to have gone under the radar...

UN warns Bahrain over crackdown (actions in breach of international humanitarian & human rights law)

Military preventing medics from accessing Bahrain's largest hospital (Ring of tanks surrounding it)
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:13 AM
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1. the sounds of silence.....
one of the more important stories in the middle east and it`s not even discussed by the media in this country. could it be no one wants to upset the saudi ruling families?
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:02 PM
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3. I'm stunned by the sound of silence here, where it's also not even discussed
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 PM by Turborama
As you can see in the 2 OPs I linked to under the article, you're one of only 3 responders to 3 separate OPs about this topic.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:21 PM
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4. I'm not surprised one bit. nt
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:36 PM
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6. Why is that?
Are hospitals places DUers generally don't care about?
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:24 AM
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9. Because a lot of people here are very selective on their outrage when it comes to other people's
oppression.
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:56 PM
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2. Some dictators are our friends I guess.
More of the Bi-polar aspect of our foreign policy.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:33 PM
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5. K&R
"And who are the greater criminals -- those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them?" ~Robert Sherwood
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 PM
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7. Ahem...
We're not supposed to know about the Bahrain thing. It's an oil thang.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:03 AM
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8. It's also a 5th fleet thang...
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