AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
Published — Wednesday 21 November 2012
Last update 22 November 2012 12:37 am
DUBAI: A Bahrain court sentenced yesterday 23 medics to three months in jail each for taking part in protests last year and acquitted five others, the prosecution said.
Manama’s lower criminal court sentenced 23 defendants to three months in jail or payment of 200 dinars ($530) each to have the prison terms suspended, prosecutor Abdulrahman Al-Sayyed said, quoted by the official news agency BNA.
The defendants, and other medics who were tried earlier, “committed crimes and violations, breaching the law and the (medical) norms,” he said, while BNA said they had been charged with “taking part in unauthorized demonstrations.”
They have the right to appeal.
Nine medics have been handed jail terms of between one month and five years, while nine others were acquitted and two remain at large.