Anti-regime protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Bahrain. (File photo)
A 59-year-old Bahraini man has been killed due to the inhalation of toxic gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces in Bahrain, Press TV reports.
Haj Hassan Abdullah Ali died on Tuesday when Bahraini security forces fired tear gas at his home in the northeastern island of Sitra.
Abdullah is the latest victim of regime brutality against the peaceful anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.
Meanwhile, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has stated that the Manama regime has failed to make good on a promise to implement political reforms in the country.
“Despite the king’s promises, the reforms remain widely insufficient,” the Paris-based rights group said on September 18.
Bahrain’s revolution began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations.
The Bahraini government promptly launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring Persian Gulf states to help crack down on the demonstrations.
The protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.