Ali Al Ekri

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Paediatric surgeon Ali Al-Ekri  greets family members on his release from  prison in Manama, Bahrain, after five years.    He strongly criticised the military’s excessive use of force against protesters in 2011. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

A paediatric surgeon who spent two years at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin has been released from a Bahraini prison after five years. (...)

Prof Damian McCormack and a  Justice for Bahrain Medical protest outside the Dáil yesterday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concerns have been raised over a forthcoming inspection of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Bahrain-based university by the Irish Medical Council. The v(...)

Nabeel Rajab outside his home in Manama last year, holding some of the teargas canisters that had been fired into his house. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Medical ethics is apparently too sensitive an issue to discuss in Bahrain following the cancelling of an international conference that was bein(...)