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Female journalist Eman Salehi shot dead in front of son by a member of Bahrain’s royal family
29 December 2016
Eman Salehi worked as a sports journalist for Bahrain‘s state-run TV broadcaster. She, a young mother, has been gunned down in the street as her six-year-old son watched from inside their car in Bahrain.
Eman Salehi was a 28-year-old Shiite woman.
She was known for her piercing blue eyes and friendly demeanor.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Bahrain: Royal family implicated in death of journalist
Saturday 31st December 2016
BAHRAIN’S royal family has been implicated in the killing of a journalist in front of her young son.
Reports suggest that Eman Salehi was murdered by a Bahraini royal serving in the military. Ms Salehi was a sports journalist for Bahrain’s state television.
She was shot dead in the street on December 23 as her six-year-old son watched from her car.
Ms Salehi’s vehicle was stopped in Riffa, an area popular with the royal family and military chiefs. A 34-year-old man is said to have shot her once in the head and then turned himself in.
“If you say it involves the military, it involves the king,” said Said Yousif Almuhafdah of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. “No-one wants to mention that.”
The Gulf monarchy is heavily backed by Britain with arms and political support. It is currently carrying out a widespread crackdown on civil rights activists. In one case, campaigner Nabeel Rajab faces 15 years in jail for a few tweets.
More than three months ago, on 29 September 2016, a large number of men in masks raided Fadhel Abbas’s home at Hamad Town in Bahrain at 3am and took him away in Ministry of the Interior (MOI) vehicles. Family members who were there say no arrest warrant was shown and that Abbas called around seven hours later saying he was being held at the feared Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID): here.
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