ICN is delighted to announce that, in response to international pressure, Bahrain’s attorney general has overturned the sentences of the 20 health professionals and ordered retrials. We are pleased to hear that the proper processes will be followed and that the health professionals will be allowed to present their defence. However, we remain vigilant on the final outcome.
Roula al-Saffar, a leader of the Bahraini Nursing Society, who had been sentenced to 15 years in prison, was quoted as saying, “I am shocked, but at the same time I am very happy. It is a new start for us. I hope that they will hear us out this time...We would like to thank all the nurses who joined our call for justice”.
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