Thousands of Bahrainis have attended the funeral procession of the latest victim of Manama regime’s misuse of toxic tear gas against anti-government protesters.
The victim, identified as 60-year-old Haj Habib al-Mulla died from asphyxia on Wednesday several days after Saudi-backed forces fired a tear gas canister at his home in Sihla district, southwest of the capital.
Bahraini troops heavily rely on tear gas and stun grenades to disperse peaceful anti-government protesters. Several Bahraini civilians, mostly senior citizens and kids, have also died from asphyxia after regime troops fired tear gas in residential areas and into homes in violation of international standards that Bahrain is a signatory to.
Amnesty International has warned about the Bahraini government's misuse of tear gas against anti-regime protesters and has called for an investigation into the tear gas-related deaths.
Thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging demonstrations in Bahrain since mid-February 2011, demanding political reform, social justice and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.
Scores of people have also been brutally killed and many others have been injured in the Saudi-backed crackdown on peaceful protesters in Bahrain.