• On27 April 2011, Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Chief
of Public Information, announced the release of 312 detainees. He
said that the ongoing trials guarantee fair trial in accordance
with applicable laws and international human rights standards, which
allow the accused to communicate with their families and lawyers.
Trials were also attended by representatives from the Arab and European
human rights organizations. Verdicts can be appealed against as
well. He added that 24 doctors and 23 nurses and paramedics were
arrested and interrogated, and that they will be brought to trial.
• A committee, chaired by the Minister of Labour, was formed
to look at issues related to dismissed workers in order to ensure
the safety of the legal proceedings without prejudice to the workers’
rights to take legal action in this regard.