DOCTORS who forged medical documents to perform an illegal operation have been handed a 12-month suspended jail sentence.
They were convicted yesterday by the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court, which overturned the men's original acquittal by the Lower Criminal Court in 2009.
The Public Prosecution appealed against the original verdict against the two doctors, who include Dr Ali Al Ekri.
The defendants forged medical documents to allow them perform an operation on both legs of a teenager, although he only required an operation for one of them, according to court documents.
The father of the defendant signed a document allowing them to perform surgery on his son's left leg, but the doctors later forged the paperwork and did it on both.
Dr Al Ekri is among medics appealing against a conviction for possessing unlicensed weapons including two Kalashnikovs and ammunition and occupying Salmaniya Medical Complex during the height of unrest last year.