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Bahrainis Stage Rally to Condemn Regime for Killing another Youth

The Bahraini people poured into streets west of Manama to condemn the Al Khalifa regime for the killing of another youth on political grounds.

Bahraini citizens staged the demonstration on Monday night in Diraz, where the house of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the Shiite majority in the Persian Gulf country, is located.

The protesters carried the photos of Abdullah al-Ajouz, a young pro-democracy activist who has been shot and killed by the Manama regime forces.

According to the Arabic-language Lualua TV network, an informed source said an undercover military unit, supported by security personnel, had stormed the village of Nuwaidrat, located about 10 kilometers south of the capital, Manama, on Monday morning, and arrested Ajouz.

Ajouz had sustained a number of gunshots before regime forces took him away, the source added.

Hours later, officials from the Bahraini Ministry of Interior telephoned Ajouz’s father and ordered him to appear at Hoora Police Station in Manama. The authorities then broke the news of the 21-year-old man’s death to his parent.

Bahrain, a close ally of the US in the Persian Gulf, has been witnessing almost daily protests against the Al Khalifa dynasty since early 2011, with security forces resorting to harsh measures against demonstrators.

Scores of Bahrainis have been killed and hundreds of others injured and arrested in the ongoing crackdown on the peaceful protests.

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