More protests as the latest martyr is buried; an elderly Bahraini – Bahrain Freedom Movement

An elderly man was martyred this morning after being pursued and hit by members of the Death Squads operated by the royal court. Hajj Ali Hassan, 70, was returning home last night when he was set upon by those heavily-armed killers.

 There was a protest against the regime near his house at the time. He was spotted by one of his sons as he opened the front door of the family’s house. The elderly man was unconscious for a short while with blood coming out of his mouth and head and soaking his clothes. Few minutes later he woke up and was askedd: Have you been attacked? He said: Yes. He was immediately transferred to Al Nu’aim Hospital where photos taken by his relatives show him in a bad state with blood on his clothes. He was immediately transferred to Salmaniya Hospital (which is run by the military) where he died a short time later. It is now clear that after the beating he had received, he was so frightened by the scene and the attacks that he went into coma before being transferred to the other hospital. He remained at the Intensive Care Unit for a short while before he passed away. This is yet another tragic case in which a Bahraini citizen was murdered for being at the wrong place at the wrong time, facing the murderous gangs operated by the regime. His son, Sheikh Hussain Al Daihi is a senior figure of Al Wefaq Society. On Tuesday the body of another martyr; Riyadh Abdulla Rashid, 45, had been buried after he had succumbed to wounds inflicted by the regime’s forces. He had lost the sight of one eye as a result of beating.The people’s revolution meanwhile has continued unabated with daily activities including escalating public protests in many areas. Yesterday was no exception. In Duraz scores of people went out to the streets raising slogans as: Down with Hamad”. Women and children also took part. Their slogans was: “If you become more cruel we will become more determined”. Men, women and children joined the protest. The protest was harshly dealt with it. The town of Duraz was attacked by dozens of regime’s forces  looking to arrest some of the protestors.  Similar protests at other towns and villages were similarly attacked. In Samaheej several people were injured by excessive regime’s brutality. A similar scene was reported in Daih where mercenaries had attacked the town allegedly looking for the  youth who had taken part in earlier protests. In Karbabad a large protest march was held to express solidarity with the jailed leaders and calling for the release of women whose arrest had shaken the people. The town of Dair near the international airport another solidarity protest was launched and was subsequently repressed.  At the village of Sfalah in Sitra  the youth took to the streets yesterday to protest an earlier attack by mercenary forces on the village.At another level, while the regime was forced to release a woman detainee, it continued its attacks on civilians and arrested several people in the past three days. At the town of Dair, many houses were raided at dawn yesterday, their contents destroyed and tenants terrorized. The town was almost ran-sacked as the mercenaries continued their arrests and abuses. Around 20 houses were raided and ransacked. At least three young men were taken away:  Mohammad Ali Hassan, 19, Ahmad Jaffar Moosa, 34, Sayyed Wa’il Sayed Hashim, 21. They were severely attacked under the pretext.Meanwhile Bahrainis are preparing the grounds for one of the most deceptive document ever to be produced during the crisis. Charif Bissioni’s investigation commission, set up by the ruler himself and asked to “investigate” the allegations of the people. Mr Bissiouni had earlier, indicated his accommodation of this dictatorial regime and attempt to absolve him and his sons of any involvement in torturing people. Bahrainis are now poised for the shock of their lives when the Egyptian-born Bissiouni publishes his findings in a report on 23rd November. He has already watered it down so much that it became a worthless document. Pressures are now mounting to allow an independent international inquiry to examine the recent political history of repression and dictatorship. It was ironic that Bahrain’s dictator, Hamad Al Khalifa, would visit Cairo and establish links with the military junta. He attempted to appear normal but his language soon drove him to the military circles and to Mubarak himself. Bahrain’s dictator became a hated figure by the pro-democracy activists.Bahrain Freedom Movement

3rd November 2011

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