|code: 300935||Date: 2012/03/06 - 17:59||source: Press TV|
New Martyr of Bahrain by Tear Gas an Elderly Woman
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The activists said the woman died in the northern village of Abu Saiba, about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) west of Manama, on Tuesday.
The latest victim of the government’s violent crackdown on demonstrations was martyred one day after Bahraini activists said a 45-day-old infant died on Monday due to inhaling tear gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces during a demonstration in a residential area in Manama.
Bahraini demonstrators hold King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa responsible for the death of protesters during the popular uprising in the country that began in February 2011.
Amnesty International said in a statement issued on February 13 that despite promises made by the Bahraini government, “victims and families of victims of the serious human rights violations (including) torture, arbitrary detention and excessive use of force… are still waiting for justice.”