BFnews: Prosecutors claim the accused took over the Salmaniya Medical Complex in Manama, stored and funneled weapons to protesters and effectively kept people prisoner.
But the medical staff members, their lawyers and international human rights activists have said that the defendants were tortured to extract confessions. According to reports from Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and Doctors Without Borders, witnesses said security forces stormed the capital city's main hospital where they fired tear gas and other chemical agents and beat doctors and demonstrators.
Interviews with families of several doctors revealed compelling evidence that many of those on trial had been tortured. The wife of one of them said that her husband had signed a confession after being left standing for three weeks, handcuffed, unable to sleep.
Mean while, anti-government protesters have once again taken to the streets in Bahrain, demanding an end to the rule of al-Khalifa dynasty and departure of Saudis forces.
Protesters in the northwestern town of Malikiya staged another demonstration on Monday, condemning the Saudi occupation of their country and called for the immediate withdrawal of Saudi troops.
The Bahraini people continue to hold protests on a daily basis despite the brutal crackdown by the regime forces. Bahraini opposition says protesters will continue their street demonstrations until the nation's demands are met.
Source : Islamic Resistance in Lebanon