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Bahrain: Journalist Ahmed Ismael Hassan al-Samadi dies as violence continues
03 Apr 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

A citizen journalist who was shot during a peaceful protest in Bahrain has died in hospital. Ahmed Ismael Hassan al-Samadi was shot in the thigh whilst filming tear-gas being fired on protesters near Bahrain’s capital. It is believed al-Samadi was targeted for having a video camera, by armed men who were accompanying security forces. Violence has intensified in Bahrain in the run up to the Grand Prix, which will take place later this month.

3 responses to “Bahrain: Journalist Ahmed Ismael Hassan al-Samadi dies as violence continues”

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  3. […] protester – Salah Abbas Habib – on Saturday. His death and the death earlier in the month of another protester are a testament to the failure of reforms in the […]