It says about itself:
18 Feb 2011
Thousands of mourners called for the downfall of Bahrain‘s ruling monarchy and Friday prayer worshippers chanted against the king as anger shifted toward the nation’s highest authorities after a deadly assault on pro-reform protesters.
By REEM KHALIFA, Associated Press:
Bahrain: Man dies after police shooting
7:28 am, Sunday, January 26, 2014
MANAMA, Bahrain — A young Bahraini man has died after being shot by police earlier this month, authorities and members of the political opposition in the Gulf nation said Sunday, even as they disagreed on the circumstances. …
The al-Wefaq Shiite bloc said Fadhil Abbas Muslim, 19, was hit with live ammunition on Jan. 8 in the village of Markh, near the capital, Manama.
Muslim’s family received no information about him or his whereabouts until his death was confirmed Sunday, al-Wefaq spokesman Hadi al Musawi said.
Al-Wefaq hailed him as a “martyr” and alleged he was shot by government forces “who acted with premeditation to kill.”
Hundreds of mourners poured into the streets of the mostly Shiite village of Diraz, west of Manama, for his funeral Sunday afternoon, with many chanting anti-government slogans.
The man’s father, Abbas Muslim, said in an interview that he was called early Sunday to collect the body. He described his son as innocent and insisted that he was uninvolved in political activities.
From AFP news agency today:
But the main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq said Musallem
other way of writing the name
had been tortured “savagely”.
It said in a statement that besides a wound to his head, his body had signs of “bruises on his back, around the neck and on his face”.
His lip had also been cut and he had a “deep wound to the right shoulder”, Al-Wefaq said.
Thousands of people attended his funeral on Sunday in Daraz, a Shiite village near Manama, chanting anti-government slogans, witnesses said.
Bahrain authorities must open a full, independent investigation into Fadel Abbas’s death: here.
IN THE three years since Bahrain’s iteration of the Arab spring sputtered out in the grip of a government crackdown, Rula al-Saffar, 51, has gone from nurse to detainee to activist. At her home a stone’s throw from the hospital where she is effectively barred from working, Ms Saffar is busy with a campaign she began in December to track and tally Bahrain’s prisoners of conscience: here.