Thirty Two Charged Over Bahrain Clashes: Lawyer



Three people were charged with attempted murder, while the remaining 29 were charged with offences including holding an illegal gathering, causing unrest, stealing weapons and burning a police car, Hafith Hafith told AFP.

No trial date has yet been set, he added.

There was no immediate confirmation of the charges from the public prosecutor’s office.

The disturbances erupted after a protestor died following an opposition demonstration on December 17.

A Shiite activist told AFP that Ali Jassem, 22, died in hospital after being taken ill at home after inhaling teargas during the demonstration.

The interior ministry said an official post-mortem had concluded he died from a sudden drop in blood pressure.

The Shiite majority in the Sunni-ruled Gulf archipelago has been campaigning for compensation for alleged human rights violations during the 1980s.


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