Bahrain doctors, nurses were put on trial for treating injured protesters

On June 6, 2011, a Bahrain court arraigned 47 doctors and nurses for allegedly trying to overthrow the government by assisting injured protesters who participated in illegal demonstrations. The doctors and nurses responded to the charges by claiming that they had a professional obligation to provide medical assistance to injured protesters, although they were also charged with harming the public by spreading false news and denying medical attention. The Bahraini government's response to ongoing protests and anti-government leaders has caused widespread international concern, and the UN has continued to advocate an end to the violence in the country.

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