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Protests Mark Anniversary of Bahraini Uprising as US Continues to Turn 'Blind Eye'

Teenage protestor shot dead by security forces

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In Bahrain, a teenage boy has been killed by security forces during protests marking the second anniversary of the country’s pro-democracy uprising. Opposition activists said Hussain al-Jaziri died from shotgun wounds. At least 87 people have died at the hands of security forces in the Gulf nation since 2011. Despite the crackdown, opposition protesters are flocking to the streets across the country. Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and a close U.S. ally in the region.

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Reporting on the anniversary and the continuing crisis, Democracy Now! speaks with Maryam Alkhawaja, acting president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights.

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