June 14th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Bahrain acquits 9 medics, upholds convictions of 11 for roles in unrest

Bahrain on Thursday acquitted nine medical professionals who were accused of involvement in unrest in the country but upheld convictions of another 11.

All 20 were convicted last year of attempting to overthrow the government and were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

Bahrain sliced the sentences of many whose convictions were upheld Thursday.

Of the 11 whose convictions stand, two are at large, five will be released on time served and the other four can appeal their sentences again, the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority announced.

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  1. HIDE BEHIND

    What's to say, they are one of our most affluent allies and their country is so necessary to our security, that maybe Clinton or Obama will ask them to become a democracy.
    That is right after they get done instaling one in Yemen.
    At least Bahrsin did not noil the miscreants. as one of our allies in Caspian oil pipeline nations did
    What's to say but, ho-hum.

    June 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ HIDE BEHIND, ho hum indeed, lol.

    June 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |