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Verdict in medical staff’s case on October 1

Nine defendants acquitted in June ruling as sentences were reduced

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Bahrain’s Cassation court on Monday said that it would deliver its verdict in the case of the doctors who have challenged a Court of Appeals ruling on October 1.

In June, the court acquitted nine of the 20 health professionals on trial and sentenced the others to terms between one month and five years.

The Court of Appeals, reviewing last year’s rulings that ranged between five and 15 years, sentenced Ali Al Ekri to five years and Ebrahim Al Demistani to three years.

Seven medical staff who were also arrested in March and April 2011 were sentenced to shorter prison terms that did not exceed one year while nine others were acquitted. Two of the defendants were tried in absentia.

Six medical staff took their case to the Cassation court.