03 May '11, 1pm

Bahrain doctors to be tried for helping protesters via @cmswire #madness #maddow

Bahrain doctors to be tried for helping protesters via @cmswire #madness #maddow

Bahrain's acting health minister Fatima al-Balooshi (left) and Justice Minister Khaled bin Ali Al Khalifa, right, hold a press conference Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Isa Town, Bahrain. -- PHOTO: AP MANAMA - BAHRAIN'S justice minister says several doctors and nurses who treated injured anti-government protesters during months of unrest in the Gulf kingdom will be tried in a military court. Khaled bin Ali Al Khalifa says 23 doctors and 24 nurses face several protest-related charges, including participating in attempts to topple the Sunni monarchy. He listed the charges at a press conference in the capital Manama on Tuesday. Dozens of doctors, nurses and other medical staff have been in custody since March, when the king declared martial law to crush Shiite dissent. International rights groups say Bahrain is targeting medical professionals who treated injured demonstrators at th...

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