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Court in Bahrain rejects medics' last rally appeal

DUBAI--Bahrain's highest court on Monday rejected the final appeal by nine medics against their convictions linked to anti-regime protests last year and upheld their jail terms, the government said.

"The court of cassation ... has rejected the appeals and upheld the previous court's convictions and sentences of the nine accused," said a government statement citing deputy attorney general Abdulrahman al-Sayyed.

The medics were part of a group of 20 doctors and nurses who worked at Manama's Salmaniya Medical Complex during the February 2011 Shiite-led uprising against the kingdom's ruling Sunni dynasty.

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