Sun Sep 4, 2011
The family of a teenage boy killed by the Saudi-backed regime forces in Bahrain plans to file a lawsuit against the Manama regime, Press TV reports.
Ali Jawad’s family has decided to lodge their complaint with an international court.
The 14-year-old boy died on Wednesday after a tear gas canister fired by Bahraini forces struck his head during an anti-government protest after the Eid al-Fitr prayers.
Meanwhile, a Bahraini physician working at Salmaniya Hospital told Press TV that the authorities have jailed 20 doctors for treating anti-regime protesters.
Ebrahim al-Araadi, who is now in Europe, said 12 of the medical personnel are on an open-ended hunger strike, adding that at least two of them have slipped into comas.
Al-Araadi said Bahrain’s medical society is going to take legal action against the regime.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of anti-regime demonstrators attended the third and final day of Jawad’s funeral ceremonies in the Bahraini city of Sitra. Several protesters were injured when Saudi-backed regime forces opened fire on them.
Jawad was killed just three days after a televised speech by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on August 28, in which he announced a decision to pardon the demonstrators arrested during the popular uprising that began in February.
Immediately after the speech, demonstrations were held by Bahrainis, who deemed the remarks an insult to the hundreds of political activists held in regime prisons and the majority of the Bahraini people, who have turned against the Al Khalifa dictators.