Treason: Bahrain medics go on trial for treating protesters 

WHAT: In a closed military court, 47 Bahraini doctors and nurses went on trial Monday for charges of trying to overthrow the monarchy by giving medical aid to protesters injured in civil liberties demonstrations.

HOW SECRET: Only selected journalists and family members were allowed in the courtroom. Bahrain’s military took over the capital’s main hospital after martial law was imposed, conducting interrogations and detentions on-site.

Bahrain medical staff repeatedly insisted they had to treat everybody who sought help and denied authorities’ claims that by treating anti-government protesters they were resisting government rule.

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