Bahrain Live Blog
Bahrain - Apr 4, 2012 - 08:12
Reporters Without Borders has issued a statement condemning the killing of a citizen journalist in Bahrain:
Reporters Without Borders was shocked to learn of the death on March 31 of the citizen journalist Ahmed Ismail Hussain, shot while he was filming a peaceful demonstration in the village of Salmabad, south-west of the capital, Manama.
“We strongly condemn this murder and call on the Bahraini authorities to make every effort to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” the international press freedom organization said.
“Despite the undertakings it has given to the international community, the kingdom of Bahrain is still in the grip of a bloody crackdown aimed particularly against news organizations and the visual media.”
Hussain, 22, was shot in the hip in the early hours. He was taken first to the international hospital, then to Salmaniya hospital where he died of his wounds during the night.