Surgeon jailed in Bahrain for treating protesters is released

Dr Ali al-Ekri worked in Dublin, and was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty

Paediatric surgeon Ali Al-Ekri greets family members on his release from prison in Manama, Bahrain, after five years. He strongly criticised the military’s excessive use of force against protesters in 2011. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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