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Bahraini infant killed by tear gas fired by regime forces
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A Bahraini policeman fires tear gas at anti-government protesters who in Sitra, southeast of Manama on January 30, 2012.
A Bahraini policeman fires tear gas at anti-government protesters who in Sitra, southeast of Manama on January 30, 2012.
Another Bahraini infant has died from asphyxia after inhaling poisonous tear gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces in the capital, Manama. 
 
Bahraini activists say the 45-day old infant died on Monday after regime forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in a residential area, Al-Alam news channel reported. 
 
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. 
 
Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reform 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 killed and many others have been injured in the Saudi-backed crackdown on peaceful protesters in Bahrain.
 
(source: Press TV)

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