Bahrain teenager dies of injuries after protest
31 Aug 2011 12:07
A police official told the state news agency BNA that the incident was being investigated, without saying how the boy was injured.
“There was no reported police action against law-breakers … at the time the boy’s death was reported, except dispersing a small group of around 10 people at 1:15 a.m.,” the agency quoted the official as saying.
Small scale protests and clashes with security forces frequently break out in areas where the majority Shi’ite population live after the Sunni-dominated government crushed a pro-democracy movement earlier this year.
Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops helped U.S.-allied Bahrain stamp out protests it says were driven by Shi’ite sectarian motivations and instigated by non-Arab Shi’ite power Iran across the Gulf. Opposition groups deny this. (Writing by Firouz Sedarat; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Bahrain: On the afternoon of April 12, plain-clothes security officials arrested Ghazi Farhan, a businessman, in his office parking lot: here.
Bahrain: U.N. Shows Concern Over Human Rights Violations: here.
US support for militarism, not democracy, in the Middle East: here.