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New Martyr in Bahrain

BAHRAIN SHAHEEDAnother Bahraini was martyred Tuesday after inhaling poisonous tear gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces in Diraz village on the northwestern coast of the Gulf country.

The victim, identified as 55-year-old Saeed Abdullah Marzouq died on Monday.
Al-Wafa’a Islamic Party and the February 14th Youth Movement say the man died after regime forces shot tear gas into residential neighborhoods in the northwestern village of Diraz.

The latest fatality comes ahead of a planned anti-regime protest on August 14, the date that marks the withdrawal of British forces from the Persian Gulf island nation back in 1971.
Scores of Bahraini civilians, mostly senior citizens and kids, have died due to the misuse of tear gas against protesters by regime forces.

Last year, Amnesty International warned about the Bahraini regime’s misuse of tear gas against protesters and called for an investigation into the tear gas-related deaths. Bahrainis have been staging anti-regime demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reforms and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling al-Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.
Scores have been martyred, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising in Bahrain began.
Protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations is met.


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