Sat Feb 18, 2012
Bahrain’s opposition has announced that an 85-year-old man has been killed by regime forces in the kingdom’s northeastern city of Sitra.
The victim died of inhaling poisonous tear gas fired by troops during attacks on Sitra.
The people of Sitra held a funeral ceremony for the 85-year old Mansour Salman on Saturday.
The death is the latest among scores caused by regime forces since rallies began last February.
In the village of Dair, clashes have erupted between anti-regime protesters and Bahraini forces which used tear gas and sound bullets to disperse protesters.
Despite the ongoing crackdown, demonstrations have escalated in the kingdom, demanding freedom and the ouster of the Al Khalifa regime.
Several hundred of people have been detained and many more have lost their jobs for taking part in anti-regime protests.