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Bahrain doctor says sentence is 'harsh'

A court in Bahrain has jailed 20 medics who treated protesters for up to 15 years each, after convicting them of incitement to overthrow the regime.

They looked after people who were injured when a protest calling for more rights for the country's Shia majority in the Sunni-ruled kingdom was crushed.

One of the doctors to be sentenced has told the BBC's Robin Lustig the jail terms were ''harsh'' and ''purely sectarian''.

The medic has not been identified for his own safety, and his words are spoken by an actor.

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