Bahrain medical personnel face trial over protests

The 34 medical personnel have been charged with attempts to topple the ruling system.

Manama: Thirty-four doctors and nurses are going on trial in Bahrain on charges of backing the Shi’ite-led protests demanding greater rights in the Gulf island nation.

It`s the latest trial at a special security tribunal set up by Bahrain`s Sunni rulers amid a far-reaching crackdown in the kingdom, which is home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

The 34 medical personnel have been charged with attempts to topple the ruling system. A total of 23 doctors and 24 nurses were charged last month and it wasn`t immediately clear why not all were in court on Monday.

Bahrain`s main state-run hospital was the scene of anti-government protests during the unrest that began in February.

Shi’ites are the majority in Bahrain, but claim they face widespread discrimination.

Bureau Report

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