» 08/18/2012, 00.00
A 16-year-old killed by police
Police said he was a "terrorist" because he threw Molotov cocktails. At least 50 people have died since the Jasmine Revolution broke out against the ruling Khalifa. Activist Nabeel Rajab gets three years in prison for inciting people to take part in protests.
(AsiaNews/Agencies) - A 16-year-old boy was killed by police during a
demonstration last night. Husam al-Haddad died of injuries suffered after he
was beaten by security forces in a confrontation late Friday evening, this according
to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). When a family member retrieved the
body, it was soaked in blood. The Gulf kingdom's Interior
Ministry confirmed the teenager's death, whom it described as a "terrorist," saying
he sustained his injuries after attacking police with Molotov cocktails.
Since February 2011, Bahrain has seen protests and
demonstrations in favour of political reforms and greater freedom for the
country's Shia population. The Sunni-dominated government of Sheikh
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, whose family has ruled the country since 1971,
has met demands with repression with the help of Saudi Special Forces. With Husam al-Haddad, the number of dead now
stands at 50.
Friday, dozens of protesters in the village on Sitra, south of the capital,
participated in global al-Quds day protests in solidarity with the Palestinian
people, with police firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators.
events came one day after Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist and head of the
BCHR, was sentenced to three years in prison
for instigating and participating in anti-government rallies.
a Shia, has led many protests against the broad powers held by the Khalifa
dynasty and has demanded they give up power. He was arrested on 6 June for
insulting Sunnis on the internet.
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in which he emphasised the need to end violence and start direct talks to
overcome the crisis.
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