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A Bahraini court has upheld the prison sentences handed down to nine doctors for treating protesters during anti-regime demonstrations.
Bahrain's Court of Cassation, the country’s highest court, dismissed on Monday an appeal by the medics against their controversial verdicts that have drawn international condemnation to the US-allied Persian Gulf state.
General Abdul-Rahman al-Sayed said that the court confirmed the previous sentences given to the doctors.
In June, the medics, who were working at the Salmaniya hospital in the capital Manama, were given jail terms ranging from one month to five years.
International rights groups have criticized the rulings, with Amnesty International calling it a "dark day for justice." [/ex[
Bahrain court upholds jail sentences for 9 doctors