2 Bahrain cops acquitted of killing protester



Published — Tuesday 26 February 2013

Last update 26 February 2013 10:21 pm

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DUBAI: A Bahraini court yesterday acquitted two policemen who were charged with shooting dead a protester two years ago, lawyer Mohammed Al-Jishi wrote on his Twitter account.
The Higher Criminal Court said that "as Interior Ministry employees, the two policemen fired shotguns at the victim Fadhel Matruk without intending to kill him," wrote Jishi, who represented the protester's family in the case.
Matruk died on Feb. 15, 2011, from wounds sustained during a police crackdown on protesters who remained camped in central Manama for one month before authorities completely razed their camp in March of that year.
On Sunday, an appeals court confirmed a December ruling in which two other police officers were acquitted after being charged with killing protesters Ali Al-Moumin and Issa Abdel Hasan during the same period.

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