Thursday, April 07, 2011

Bahrain authorities turned hospitals into places to be feared

'An international humanitarian organization said Thursday that Bahraini authorities turned hospitals into "places to be feared" during a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in the Gulf country.

Doctors Without Borders condemned the arrest of injured opposition supporters being treated at medical facilities. In a statement, the organization said Bahrain's security forces used hospitals and health centres as "bait to identify and arrest those (protesters) who dare seek treatment."

The capital's Salmaniya medical complex, in particular, was at the centre of the country's turmoil, treating hundreds of injured demonstrators. The military took control of the facility, and doctors and patients there said soldiers and policemen interrogated and detained them.'

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