Bahrain - Journalist’s sentences (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - October 2, 2012)
A : Indeed, we have received confirmation of the sentences handed down to the Salmaniya Hospital personnel. We were disappointed to learn of the appeals court decision confirming the sentences handed down to these medical personnel.
We expected a lenient sentence consistent with the charges against the defendants while more needs to be done to calm the political situation and establish an atmosphere conducive to dialogue. We regret the fact that the Bahraini justice system has decided otherwise.