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Re-trial for Bahraini medics an ‘important step towards justice’

06 October 2011 Bahrain's Public Prosecutor has ordered the re-trial of 20 doctors and health workers handed prison terms by a military court of up to 15 years. The decision by the Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor to order the re-trial of 20 doctors and other health workers before a civilian court is an important step towards justice, Amnesty International said today.The medics, who were on trial for their involvement in treating injured activists when security forces violently crushed mass pro-reform protests in February and March this year, received prison sentences ranging from five to…

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