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Bahraini man dies of inhaling tear gas fired by regime forces

Press TV

A 35-year-old Bahraini man has died due to inhaling tear gas fired by the Saudi-backed regime forces during a demonstration in the northeastern island of Sitra.

Reports say Jafar Jassem Ali al-Taweal lost his life when Bahraini forces fired toxic gas to disperse protesters during an anti-regime demonstration in Sitra on Monday.

Scores of Bahrainis, including children, have died due to asphyxia after inhaling poisonous tear gas fired by police.

Last year, Amnesty International warned about the Manama regime’s misuse of tear gas against protesters and called for an investigation into the tear gas-related deaths.

On February 15, Aminah al-Sayyed Mahdi, 35, also died a month after inhaling toxic tear gas in an anti-Al Khalifa protest in the village of Abu Saiba.

Also in January, Qasim Habib Ja’far, an eight-year-old child, and another Bahraini man, Haj Habib Ibrahim Abdullah, died the same way when regime forces fired toxic gas to disperse protesters near the capital, Manama…

2 responses to “Bahraini man dies of inhaling tear gas fired by regime forces

  1. gageheeringa March 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Why do you suppose this news continues to go uncovered? I am constantly having difficult researching the happenings in Bahrain after learning of the situation from a journalist who left the country.

  2. realistic bird March 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Probably before main stream news does not shed light on allies of the countries they are in. The US fifth fleet is in Bahrain. It serves the governments of the US and Europe so whatever the Bahraini gov. does is not of their concern. They even help it out by sending weapons and consultations even at the expense of human rights because if they lose this gov. they are not sure the one after it would want to be their ally.

    Thanks for the comment

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