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Another protester killed in Bahrain

Breaking_News_72A female protester has reportedly been killed in Bahrain’s crackdown as the government is putting more pressure on anti-government demonstrators.Khadijah Al Abdulhayy has died from suffocation in the village of Sanabis, Shiite News reported.

Her death comes after the killing of Seyyed Hamid al-Mahfood by the Bahraini regime forces after he went missing late Tuesday.Mahfood’s body was found in a bin in the village of Sar, a few kilometers west of the capital Manama on Wednesday.Dozens of anti-government protesters have been killed and many others gone missing since the beginning of the uprising in Bahrain.

Bahrain’s leading Shia opposition group Wefaq said over 450 opposition activists, including 14 women, have been also arrested since the uprising began in the country in mid-February.

Bahrainis have been demanding an end to the two-century-long rule of the Al Khalifa dynasty since February 14.

In March, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait deployed their troops to Bahrain to reinforce a massive armed crackdown on the popular uprising.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday it is worried about the growing abuses by the Bahraini regime against its citizens who are seeking political reforms and a voice in the government.

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