Bahrain: Soldiers take over hospital

Soldiers in black ski masks took control of the Salmaniya Medical Complex on 11 April as the civil unrest in Bahrain continues. At least a dozen doctors and medical support officers have been arrested in the last month and many more are missing. The Bahraini health minister has accused health care workers of conspiring against the state. However, doctors counter that hospitals such as Salmaniya have been converted into an apparatus of state violence and intimidation.