Martyred; Bahrain Police Run Over Ali al-Kassab, 17

A teenage protester has been killed in Bahrain as mass demos rattle across the country, demanding the Al Khalifa ruling family to step down.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Ali al-Kassab, 17, was martyred on Thursday after he was run over by a police car in Abu Saiba town near the capital, Manama.

At least 12 others were injured in the Saudi-backed regime crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in several towns and villages.

Security forces also detained nine others, including a prominent human rights activist.

Bahraini protesters blocked many roads, including the main highway in Manama.

Protests have been held in almost every village and town in the small Persian Gulf country since opposition groups called for protests and road blocking.

Bahrain has been experiencing a popular revolution since mid-February against the decades-long rule of Al Khalifa dynasty in the Persian Gulf island nation.

On March 14, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded Bahrain to assist the government in Manama in order to quash peaceful protesters in the country.

On November 23, an independent inquiry commission mandated to probe the clampdown on ant-government protesters said the regime had used “excessive force” to crush the protests.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry urged the Bahraini government to revise verdicts handed down to protesters in military courts, and to set up a compensation fund for victims.

Dozens of anti-regime protesters have been killed since the outbreak of the popular protest in Bahrain.


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