31 December, 2011 --- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights would like to express in the strongest possible terms its profound concern following the interrogation, at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), of Human Rights Defender Dr. Nada Dhaif, spokesperson of the Doctors and Medics Group in Bahrain, who have been prosecuted for carrying out their duties toward wounded protesters during peaceful demonstrations.
On the 25th of December 2011, Dr. Nada Dhaif received a telephone call from the CID requesting her to appear before the Economic Crimes Section the following day. On the 26th of December 2011, Dr. Nada Dhaif attended an aggressive interrogation that lasted four hours during which she was verbally intimidated and ordered to keep a low profile. In addition, she was informed during the interrogation that the Public Prosecutor Office has filed this complaint against her. Another member of her family had earlier been called for interrogation.