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Bahraini police kill teen headed to Friday prayers – activists
09 November, 2012, 20:02
Authorities in Bahrain are being blamed for the death of a 16-year-old boy, as opposition supporters and human rights activists said police prevented people from attending Friday prayers by setting up checkpoints and firing tear gas at the crowds.
Ali Radhi reportedly tried to break through police barricades to get to a mosque, and was then chased onto a highway where he was struck by a car and killed. According to activists, the boy’s family blamed the officers and the police barricades for their son’s death.
The security measures kept many people from attending the Friday prayers of Sheik Isa Qassim, who denounced Bahrain’s move earlier this week to revoke the citizenship of 31 Shiite activists and lawyers.
“The revoking of citizenship from honorable people is aimed at punishing those who have opposition views,” he told worshippers who managed to reach his mosque in the Diraz village. The town is a Shiite district outside the capital of Manama.
According to Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja, worshippers prayed on the streets after they realized they won’t be able to enter the mosque. Several people attempted to scale the walls in order to avoid the security blockade.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) strongly denounces the latest decision by the Ministry of Interior to revoke the Bahraini nationality from 31 political opponents, including former Members of Parliament from Al Wefaq Shia movement, and religious clerics: here.
Bahrain’s opposition al-Wefaq group said today it had “little hope” of a breakthrough in talks with the autocratic government: here.
Nearly five months after being acquitted of crimes related to Bahrain’s anti-government uprising, some Shi’ite medics remain suspended from work and fear they may never practice medicine in the country again: here.
American, British Weapons Still Pour Into Bahrain: here.
- Bahrain Security Boosted Around Opposition Mosque (world.time.com)
- HRW urges Bahrain to restore citizenship to activists (dailystar.com.lb)
- Free Bahraini human rights activist (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bahrain dictatorship against migrant workers (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Bahrain: Free Human Rights Defender, Says HRW (eurasiareview.com)