News ID: 5894
Publish Date: 01 September 2011 - 11:38
A 15-year old teenager died in Bahrain on Wednesday after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by the security forces during anti-government protests in the tiny Persian Gulf island.
Witnesses said that the victim, identified as Ali Jawad, was hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired from close range. A report by press tv said that the city's hospital refused to admit the critically injured Ali and that the boy died shortly afterwards.

It is widely believed that hospital authorities refused to treat the wounded teenager for fear of being arrested by security forces, Rohama reported.

Since the beginning of anti-regime protests in Bahrain, hundreds of medical personnel have been detained and tortured over providing medical treatment to injured protesters.

Thousands of Bahraini protesters took to the streets following the Eid al-Fitr Prayers to protest against a recent speech by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa about the months of anti-government protests in the Persian Gulf Sheikhdom.

Many Bahrainis believe that the king's speech was a futile attempt aimed at restoring normalcy to the country and does not address their demands.

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