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Saudi forces kill teenage boy in Qatif

Press TV

Saudi regime forces have killed a teenage boy during a raid on the houses of anti-regime activists in the restive Eastern Province.

The incident took place in al-Tubi village of Qatif region on Friday when the Saudi troops shot the 19-year-old boy in the head and shoulder.

Ali Hassan al-Mahroos is the 17th victim of the Saudi regime’s crackdown on protesters in Qatif since 2011. Another person was injured in the attack.

Saudi regime forces also arrested an unspecified number of activists.

On the same day, human rights activists told Press TV that more than 120 prisoners in Saudi Arabia have gone on hunger strike to express their anger at inhumane prison conditions.

The hunger strikers are also objecting to their detention without charge or trial, the activists said.

More than 70 inmates stopped eating last week in a bid to draw international attention to their plight. Recently, around 50 more have joined the campaign.

The strike will continue for at least five weeks, according to the human rights activists.

Saudi activists say there are more than 40,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscience, in jails across the kingdom.

Families and relatives of political prisoners have held several public gatherings in major cities, including Riyadh, Mecca, Medina and Buraidah. However, their protests have failed to bear any results.

One response to “Saudi forces kill teenage boy in Qatif

  1. Pingback: Saudi absolute monarchy jails human rights activist | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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