The Physician's Oath requires doctors the world over to treat people regardless of "religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing".Yet in the Kingdom of Bahrain, medical ethics are no defence.
This is the story of what happened in March this year, and the appalling consequences for medical professionals for simply doing their duty.
It was a cold winter's day, and thousands of protesters gathered in Bahrain. Men, women and children chanted for democracy and political reform. People from every class and belief had come to join in. There were many minority Sunnis standing side-by-side with the majority Shiites. They waved Bahraini flags and punched their fists in the air as they marched towards the city centre. Suddenly, government forces opened fire. The injured and the dead were rushed to hospital.
Doctor Ali Al Ekri was on duty that day. Twent
In: World News, Other News, Politics, Other Middle East, Religion
Tags: unrest-conflict-and-war, world-politics, bahrain
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