Saturday, February 11, 2012

From the Net: 'Protester shot dead in Saudi Arabia' (BBC)

A protester has been killed by security forces in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists have said.

Munir al-Medani, 21, was shot in the chest late on Thursday when police fired on a demonstration in the town of Qatif, in Eastern Province, they added.

The police confirmed a man had died, but said officers had responded after being shot at by unidentified gunmen.

The protesters were reportedly demanding the release of Shia political prisoners and democratic reforms.

... full story at BBC.

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