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CLIP 14357

Harsh reprisals for medics who assisted rebels in Bahrain

Harsh reprisals for medics who assisted rebels in Bahrain

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Key Info
  • Harsh reprisals for medics who assisted rebels in Bahrain
  • Duration: 04:46
  • Nel Hedayat, a young girl from London, meets Dr Fatima Haji, who helped to treat injured protesters during the failed uprising in Bahrain's capital, Manama, in 2011. She tells Nel that as they tried to cope with hundreds of casualties, the police came into her hospital, took control of it and prevented doctors from continuing their work. A month later, she was arrested in her home, and later convicted in a military court for aiding the protesters in their rebellion. She was one of 20 medics who were sentenced to jail terms of 5 to 15 years. The government maintains the doctors were taking over the hospital and using it as a rebel base. First broadcast on 'Riots and Revolutions: My Arab Journey' in March 2012.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    International Conflict

  • Keywords: RiotsandRevolutions, Arab Spring, Democracy, oppression, military, civilian humanitarian, revolution, war, conflict, justice, brutality, human rights
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be useful in discussions about democracy, popular uprisings, conflict resolution or humanitarian aid. It could also be used as a stimulus to examine peace and conflict, human rights, and justice in RE.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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