Medics in danger in Bahrain

 

Madam, – The College of Psychiatry of Ireland would like to express its grave concern in relation to the arrests and detention of doctors, nurses and medics in Bahrain. It currently appears that their only alleged crime is providing medical care to the wounded and injured in recent civil disturbances. The government of Bahrain should arrange their immediate release and allow them to return to their families and their previous humanitarian work.

When an event such as the detention of doctors, nurses and medics occurs, grave concern also arises in relation to the treatment of other civilian detainees. – Yours, etc,

Dr JOHN TOBIN,

Human Rights, Ethics Law

Committee,

College of Psychiatry of Ireland,

Herbert Street,

Dublin 2.