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Bahrain clears 21 medics of protest charges
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Bahraini protestors clash with riot police following the funeral of Jaffar Jassim al-Taweel in the village of Sitra, south of Manama on March 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
Bahraini protestors clash with riot police following the funeral of Jaffar Jassim al-Taweel in the village of Sitra, south of Manama on March 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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MANAMA: A defense lawyer in Bahrain says 21 medical personnel have been cleared of charges linked to anti-government protests but cases remain open against two others who failed to appear in court.

Arrests of dozens of doctors and nurses were part of the crackdown by the Gulf kingdom's Sunni rulers after an uprising began in 2011 by majority Shiites seeking a greater political voice. International medical groups denounced the arrests.

The medics - nearly all Shiites - were charged with taking part in illegal protests and other acts linked to the demonstrations.

Lawyer Abdulla al-Shamlawi says a court Thursday issued the acquittals, but left charges against two who did not appear in court.

In October, five doctors lost their appeals on protest-related charges. Others have been freed or tried in absentia.

 
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