Bahraini antiregime protesters clashed with riot police after a rally demanding to overthrow the regime was suppressed in the village of Abu Saiba, Bahrain, Thursday. Ahmed Alfardan/NurPhoto/Zuma Press
Twenty-one medics arrested at a hospital during anti-government protests in Bahrain two years ago have had their convictions overturned.
They had been found guilty last November of misdemeanours after treating protesters injured by police clearing a landmark in the capital. The medics and 28 of their colleagues were arrested in April 2011 when the country was under martial law.
They alleged they were tortured and coerced into making false confessions. The confessions were used to convict them before military tribunals.
Of the 28 others, most have been acquitted by a civilian court but three remain in jail and several of those acquitted have not been allowed to return to their work as doctors.
Antigovernment protesters rallied in Sitra, Bahrain, Wednesday. Clashes erupted in several opposition villages around the kingdom on the eve of the second anniversary of the start of a pro-democracy uprising. Hasan Jamali/Associated Press
An antigovernment protester held a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Sanabis, Bahrain, Thursday. Street battles left at least one person dead on the second anniversary of an uprising in the Gulf nation, activists said. Hasan Jamali/Associated Press
Shiite women mourned Habib Ebrahim Abdullah in Malikiyah, Bahrain, Sunday. Mr. Abdullah, 88 years old, died after developing respiratory complications. His relatives said his death was due to the inhalation of tear gas that police used during a 2012 protest. Mohammed al-Shaikh/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
— Sheikh Ali Salman of the Bahraini opposition party Al Wefaq says protests will continue undeterred in Bahrain despite a court’s decision to uphold the prison terms of 13 top dissidents.
An antigovernment protester prepared to throw a gas bomb at riot police during clashes in the village of Malkiya, Bahrain, Monday. Bahrain’s highest court upheld jail sentences against 20 opposition figures convicted of plotting to ‘overthrow’ the state. Hasan Jamali/Associated Press