JNN 31 March 2012 Manama : A 22-year-old , Young Shia protester died early Saturday in a shooting of the Saudi Backed Bahraini Forces , which are trying to quell the Peaceful , Unarmed Protest , for the last 14 Months , but the Protests have been escalating every day.
The victim, identified by police as Ahmed Ismael Abdulsam, died of a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen , the country’s chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan said in a statement released by the Interior Ministry.
The shooter was apparently driving a civilian car, according to the statement. The case is being investigated as a murder, police said.
Al-Wefaq the Main Shiite Majority Opposition Party blamed a group of men in civilian clothing for the death of the man, who they say was hit by a bullet late Friday while attending a demonstration in the village of Salambad. The group cites eyewitnesses, who said Hassan was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries early Saturday.
Demonstrations in Bahrain failed to gain , as much Publicity as of other Arab Spring uprisings , as the US and West failed to implant their agents , like Al Qaida , Taliban and other Covert forces , which can work to implant the US agents, after the removal of the Dictatorship Regime , as the Wolves in Sheep Clothing, so the uprising is heavily crushed by the Wahabi forces backed by troops from nearby Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In November of last year, Bahrain’s Independent Commission of Inquiry issued a report that was highly critical of the authorities’ reaction to the protests, which began in February 2011, spurred by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
The independent commission, set up by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, found that between February and April of last year, 35 people had been killed as a result of the unrest there.
Demonstrators and Bahraini authorities have continued to clash in recent months, with the opposition accusing the government of using heavy handed tactics.
Opposition activists say more protests are planned for Saturday evening.
On Saturday evening Bahraini security forces fired tear gas during clashes with protesters who gathered after authorities acknowledged that gunfire killed a young man during earlier anti-government demonstrations in the Gulf kingdom.
The country’s Interior Ministry promised an investigation into Ahmed Ismail’s fatal wound from a “live bullet” early Saturday, but the death is likely to escalate accusations that Bahrain’s Western-backed leaders use excessive force to quell protests.
It also could boost pressure on Formula One organizers to call off the April 22 Bahrain Grand Prix. The race was canceled last year in a blow to the country’s Minorty Wahabi leadership, which is now desperate to show signs of stability nearly 14 months after the country’s Shiite majority began a sustained uprising seeking a greater voice in the kingdom’s affairs.
Street battles occur nearly every day with police often using tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades. But reports of live gunfire are rarely reported , as the Major Media has lost its credibility , as being Partisan to the Western World.
Hours after the government acknowledgment that 22-year-old Ismail had been killed by live ammunition, hundreds of protesters gathered at the cemetery near his home outside the capital, Manama. Riot police fire tear gas and stun grenades to try to clear the crowds, touching off running street clashes. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.
More than 45 people have died in Bahrain’s unrest since February 2011.
Washington faces increasing pressure to try to curb the crackdowns, but U.S. officials are wary about souring relations with Bahrain’s leadership and its key Saudi backers. Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is one of the Pentagon’s main counterweights against Iran’s military in the Gulf.