Nemat Hussein, 17, has died in clashes between Shiite protesters and riot police in the village of Sadad near the capital, Manama, on Friday night, the Bahrain interior ministry said Saturday in a statement.
According to the ministry's statement, a riot police patrol was attacked with a huge number of Molotov cocktails and iron rods at 11:20 p.m. Friday, targeting the lives of policemen in the jeep. The policemen defended themselves and dealt with the situation according to the legal procedures decided in such cases.
One of the attackers was shot, and his death was confirmed by an emergency services team called to the site, the statement added, according to the Bahrain news agency.
On Friday, thousands of protesters from Shiite opposition groups marched in Bahrain demanding the departure of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, in office since 1971. The opposition claims he is hostile to any political reform. The protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until the fall of the regime.
However, anti-regime demonstrations continue in Bahrain since mid-February 2011 as Shiite Muslims, accounting for 75 percent of the population, demand more rights in a country that’s ruled by a Sunni minority.
Bahraini Shiites claim that the Sunni-led government does not provide them with good jobs or decent health care and housing.
The government refuses these claims and says it treats all people regardless of their beliefs in the same way, and thus the Bahraini government confirms that these ongoing demonstrations are for a political target backed by Iran.
It is worth mentioning that Bahrain's king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, asked the help of Saudi Arabia after the police failed in Bahrain to control the country, especially after the clear intervention of Iran in the demonstrations.
In response to king's call, Saudi Arabia sent more than 1,000 Saudi troops to defend the Sunni monarchy from the feared domination by the Shiites majority.
According to Amnesty International, 60 people have been killed since the beginning of anti-regime demonstrations.
U.S. Secretary of State urged Bahrain to keep its promise to hold accountable those who have used excessive force.
We can call what happened in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, and what is happening in Syria today, a popular revolution aiming to put an end to the rule of dictators in the Arab world. However, what is going on in Bahrain and the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia are acts of sabotage and not revolution. Iran is the first to be blamed for this.
These incidents can be named (Iranian conspiracy on the Gulf states) as these incidents have nothing to do with the Arab Spring. It has existed for many years, specifically after the demise of ’s regime as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, which led Iran to poke her nose in Arab affairs.
Saddam Hussein knew how to deal with Iran in general and Shiites in particular.
We, as Muslims, are not against any sect but against the exploitation of religion for political purposes. From here we welcome in the Arab countries, all creeds and religions, and we do not differentiate between any of them.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's ambassador in America is the Bahrani-Jewish,Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo. After this, is it logical to believe Shiites’ claim that they have no rights in their country?
The media, in particularly the western media, should be neutral in publishing the news, especially news concerning the Arab countries in the Gulf which are neighbors of Iran. Unfortunately, Iran does not respect the rights of neighbors and always attacks them politically, and if it had more of a gap it would not hesitate to occupy these countries aiming to return the empire of Persia.