Bahrain sentences man to death, jails 20 doctors
Manama, September 29, 2011
Bahrain on Thursday sentenced a man to death for running over a policeman and jailed 20 doctors for between five and 15 years for stealing medicine and stockpiling weapons during unrest in the kingdom this year, state news agency BNA said.
Ali Al-Tawil was convicted of killing the policeman and of joining illegal gatherings for "terrorist goals". Another man was handed a life term for his involvement, BNA said.
In a separate ruling, 20 physicians were jailed for forcefully occupying a hospital, spreading lies and false news, withholding treatment, inciting hatred of Bahrain's rulers and calling for their overthrow.
The doctors had denied the charges.
Ten of them, including senior physician Ali Al-Ekri, were given 15-year terms, two were sentenced to 10 years in prison and the rest to five. - Reuters