Manama, 18th of August 2012, Nena News - Husam al-Haddad, a 16-year-old boy has been killed in clashes with riot police in Bahrain. He died after he was beaten by security forces, according to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR).
The Gulf kingdom's interior ministry confirmed the teenager's death, but said the boy sustained his injuries after attacking police with molotov cocktails. The ministry called al-Haddad a "terrorist".
According to activist accounts given to the BCHR, al-Haddad was shot with shotgun pellets, and a family member said the youth was kicked repeatedly by a man in civilian clothing in front of security forces. When a family member was able to retrieve him, al-Haddad was soaked in blood, according to a witness.
The killing came one day after Nabeel Rajab, a prominent activist and head of the BCHR, was sentenced to three years in prison for "instigating and participating in illegal anti-government rallies".
Rajab has led many protests against the wide powers of the Sunni dynasty which the Shia majority accuses of discrimination. Nena News