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Bahrain hands over body of protester killed by regime forces

Press TV

Bahraini authorities have finally handed over the body of a young protester, killed by regime forces, to his family for burial.

The body of the 20-year-old Mahmoud Isa al-Jaziri was given to his family on Tuesday, almost two weeks after his death.

Hundreds of Bahrainis attended his funeral procession in the town of Nabih Saleh, south of Manama, with mourners shouting anti-regime slogans.

Jaziri was hit in the head by a tear gas canister on February 14 after security forces attacked anti-regime demonstrators in Nabih Saleh as they were marking the second anniversary of the uprising.

According to Bahrain’s main opposition bloc al-Wefaq, Jaziri died in the hospital on February 22 after being in coma for a week.

Reports say there were signs of torture on his body.

Bahraini authorities have so far made no comments on Jaziri’s death. Bahrainis have held several rallies to demand Jaziri’s body over the past days…

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