A Bahrain military court has postponed the trial of 48 doctors arrested during a crackdown on antigovernment protests, after their lawyers said they had been tortured in custody.
The Shi'ite-led protests in the Sunni-ruled nation began in February, inspired by revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, but were crushed by harsh measures that included temporary emergency rule and the deployment of troops from Gulf Arab allies.
The unrest left at least 31 people dead.
Doctors and nurses who went on trial on June 13 were arrested after complaining about violence against protesters.
They face charges ranging from possessing weapons to seeking to overthrow the ruling system.
compiled from agency reports