Thursday, September 1, 2011

Large Protest in Bahrain During Funeral of a Young Boy Killed by Police

Thousands marched in Sitra, near the Bahraini capital of Manama, during the funeral of a 14-year old boy killed by the police on Wednesday. The killing of the young boy, Ali Jawad Ahmad, has outraged many people throughout Bahrain. He was killed after being struck in the head by a police tear gas canister fired directly at a crowd of anti-government protesters.

In the capital late Wednesday and early today, angry protesters clashed with security forces as they tried to retake a central square that had been the center of protests in the spring.

Amnesty International condemned the killing and the excessive use of force by the police.

“This tragic death occurred during a peaceful protest where police appear to have used excessive force against people demonstrating against the government,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa. 
“The police have a duty to uphold the law, but it is completely unacceptable to throw heavy gas canisters at children.”


Anonymous said...

It's sad to hear this but how many 12 year old boys have been killed in Syria?
The death toll in Syria has reached nearly to 2500 dead while in Bahrain it's under 50.
Killing is not a pleasant thing but all "newspapers"in Iran write to much about Bahrain and nothing as regards whats happening in Syria.
A typical regime ploy.

Anonymous said...

Mr Uskowi

I know this is off topic but I am very concerned regarding lake Orumiyah in Azarbayjan
as you know there has been protests and a number of arrests in Azarbayjan.
Can you please mention this very important issue in one of your future posts.

Thank you kindly
The Realist.