This video, recorded in Bahrain, says about itself:
Dr. Ghassan said: “There are many casualties with head wounds.”
The demonstrators made for Pearl Roundabout, where army troops who took it over after the police raid on Thursday opened fire.
From AFP news agency today:
Elderly Shiite ‘beaten to death’ by Bahrain police
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DUBAI — The elderly father of the second in command of Bahrain‘s largest Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq died of his injuries on Thursday after riot police attacked him a day earlier, the organisation said.
“Ali Hasan al-Dehi, 70, was attacked by riot police forces Wednesday evening” and died early Thursday, Al-Wefaq’s website reported.
His son, Hussein al-Dehi, is deputy head of Al-Wefaq.
The statement said the elder Dehi had told one of his sons, who had arrived home to find him on the floor, that “he had been beaten by riot police.”
Al-Wefaq member and former MP Sayed Hadi Moussaoui told AFP police were dispersing a protest in the western village of Dehi, when the man was attacked.
Moussaoui said members of the Dehi household were harassed several times by the authorities, adding that the dead man’s wife had been “insulted” in the past without giving further details.
Twenty-four people died during the crackdown, between mid-February and mid-March, according to official figures from Manama.
Four protesters have since died in custody.
The Gulf kingdom is awaiting a report by an independent commission of inquiry into the crackdown, which is expected on November 23.
See also here.
Bahrain man’s death raises tensions: here.
Tear gas and armoured vehicles used to disperse protesters after funeral of father of opposition leader: here.
Bahrain’s security forces cracked down on a funeral procession that turned into a protest march today, attacking pro-democracy activists with tear gas and driving them back with armoured vehicles: here.
This is a video about police trying to run over protesters in Bahrain yesterday.
Bahrain: Hundreds of prisoners suffering from appalling conditions in Jaw Central Prison: here.
Middle East Special: Will the Monarchies Survive? Here.