I am all out and happy for F1 going to all the countries if possible, but as a human being I have moral decision to make after disecting all the proper facts .... not the propoganda. Here is a bit from Testimony of Richard Sollom, MA, MPH,Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Testimony of Richard Sollom, MA, MPH,Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing.
Based on our research, we estimate that approximately 36 medical professionals have been arrested,
about 16 have been released, and 47 have been accused by a Bahraini military prosecutor of acting
against the regime and face future trials.
The government of Bahrain’s systematic attack on medical professionals plays out in startling personal
stories. Armed security forces abducted Dr. Ali El-Ekri from the operating room while he was performing
surgery at Salmaniya Hospital on 17 March.
In another incident, security forces shot a man named Ali in the face and head at close range with
birdshot. He woke up later in Salmaniya Hospital where he was held for five days. On the second day of
his detention, three armed security forces handcuffed Ali and a dozen other wounded men behind their
backs with plastic wrist ties and began to beat them. Then the security forces threw Ali and the other
patients face first onto the floor and dragged them out into the hallway, leaving trails of blood on the
floor. Interrogation, torture, and extraction of forced confessions followed.
Another doctor was abducted in the middle of the night from his home in front of his wife and three
children. Police and masked men in civilian clothes stormed the home of Dr. Abdul Khaliq al-Oraibi on
April 1. The security forces dragged him out of bed, handcuffed, and then blindfolded him. They did not
say where or why they were taking him. His family has not heard from him since.