| April 22nd, 2011 nytlogo152x23

American Physicians Protest Bahrain Crackdown on Medical Staff

LONDON — An American human rights group said on Friday that the number of physicians who have gone missing in Bahrain had risen to more than 30, the latest indication that the country’s health care system being drawn into Bahrain’s confrontation with pro-democracy campaigners.

Physicians for Human Rights, with offices in Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, cited reports from Bahrain as saying that “doctors are disappearing as part of a systematic attack on medical staff. Many physicians are missing following interrogations by unknown security forces at Salmaniya Medical Complex” in Bahrain’s capital, Manama.