October 7th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Bahrain announces investigation into death of teen protester

Bahraini authorities opened an investigation Friday into the death of a 16-year-old anti-government protester after conflicting reports emerged about how he died.

The Interior Ministry said hospital workers reported the teen died Thursday of heart failure, while a forensic autopsy report by the attorney general found he died of a gunshot wound, according to an official statement released to Bahrain's state-run news agency.

"An immediate investigation has been issued on the impact of the death of Ahmed al-Jaber to determine the circumstances of death," the statement said.

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  1. raven

    Heart failure vs.gunshot wound ? And they needed a forensic autopsy to figure it out ? Uh huh..

    October 7, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Not buying the heart failure story.
    Nope.

    October 7, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lyndsie Graham

    I bet that this so-called "investigation" is being done at the behest of the right-wing thugs in Washington to cover up the brutal murder of this 16-year-old. Anything to make that U.S. and British backed tyrant of a king look good. The boy was murdered and no cover up is going to change that fact!

    October 7, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Man

      You lost me at "Right-win Thugs" – since most of our Capital is sadly run by Leftist Whackjobs. Please, go back and get educated before posting in these comments. Thank you.

      October 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    Here goes another cover up for that horrific King in Bahrain for propaganda purposes. This investigation needs to be done by an international forensic team with no political opinion of their own!!!

    October 7, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • henry

      Why not tell nato to start bombing or is that only good for dictators the us deos not like just wondering

      October 7, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    @my sista: I know, right ? Just slap a band-aid on the BULLET hole so they can find out what the REAL problem is.. hangnail,maybe?

    October 7, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Troll la-di-da

    George Patton + Lyndsie Graham = Same person = Troll.
    Change up your tune, you one-trick troll. Everyone is on to you.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joe Geneero

    While I have little sympathy for the Shiites in the kingdom (all they're doing is making the country even less attractive to live in that it already was and is), it IS amusing to read the Gulf Daily News headlines and/or articles, which are so embarrassingly slanted and controlled by the local Government that it's hilarious. To the GDN editors – at least TRY to be less obviously governed by external forces when you write your propaganda, it's just so obvious that it's basically a slap in the face to intelligent people anywhere on the island. LOL

    October 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |