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Rula Al-Saffar


Rula Al-Saffar is a prominent medical practitioner in Bahrain that worked in a medical tent treating wounded protesters during the pro-democracy uprising in early 2011 in Bahrain.


Following the eruption of protests in February 2011 against government corruption and discrimination of the Shi'a majority population, the situation for human rights defenders in Bahrain became even more dangerous and difficult. Faced with widespread protests and unrest, the authorities responded with harsh measures and a crackdown on protesters, civil society leaders, human rights defenders and pro democracy activists.