College urged to help free medics in Bahrain

“Amnesty International Ireland has called on the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to use its influence to pressure the authorities in Bahrain to release 47 doctors and nurses from custody. Some of the imprisoned medics were trained in Ireland and the Dublin college, which has invested tens of millions of euro in a new medical university in Bahrain, has so far refused to issue any comment on the arrest of the medical staff in March …” (more)

[Jamie Smyth, Irish Times, 16 May]

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