Convicted Bahrain doctor starts hunger strike

center_img Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressMANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – A doctor sentenced on charges of aiding anti-government protests in Bahrain went on a hunger strike Thursday.Saeed al-Samaheeji was among nine medical professionals sentenced last week to prison terms ranging from one month to five years, a decision that has been condemned by international rights groups and the U.S.Nine others were freed, and 15-year sentences were upheld against two doctors who fled Bahrain.last_img

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