Bahrain dictatorship news update

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From the BBC:

22 February 2013 Last updated at 12:27 GMT

Bahraini dies after being struck by tear gas canister

By Bill Law, BBC News

A protester who was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police in Bahrain last week has died, opposition officials say.

Mahmood Aljazeeri, 20, died in hospital on Friday, seven days after being injured, according to a statement released by the Al Wefaq society.

Mr Aljazeeri is the third person to be killed during anti-government protests in Bahrain in the past week. …

Mr Aljazeeri was wounded in his home village of Nabi Saleh.

His relative, Hussain Aljazeeri, 16, was killed after being struck in the abdomen with birdshot pellets fired at close range on the same day.

The BBC article says on this video:

Al Wefaq has released what it says is video footage of the incident involving Mahmood Aljazeeri. It shows him bending down to pick up an object to throw at a line of police approximately 12 metres (40ft) away.

He then collapses after being hit by a canister fired from the police line. Other demonstrators are seen rushing forward to carry him away.

By David Wearing in Britain:

The Regime in Bahrain Needs to Drop the PR, and do its Homework

Posted: 21/02/2013 13:38

Last month, in Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News, the pro-regime journalist Anwar Abdulrahman launched a stinging attack on the western PR firms hired by the Gulf autocracy to improve its image overseas after the uprising of February-March 2011. The likes of Qorvis Communications and Bell Pottinger had provided no value for their “millions of dollars in fees”. Despite “placing opinion pieces…in media outlets, briefing western journalists, creating websites and feeding social media accounts”, Bahrain’s coverage remained decidedly unfavourable. How could this be?

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