Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry forces have killed two demonstrators and injured many more .
Qatif-KSA (SaebPress/Reporters) …. The ministry admitted that killing the protesters happened while the security forces were confronting the anti-regime demonstrations in the Eastern Province city of Qatif.
The announcement came early Thursday after thousands of anti-regime protesters took to the streets in Qatif following a funeral procession held for the two victims.
The ministry said that the forces had opened fire on the protesters killing 24-year-old Ali al-Felfel and a 9-year-old girl in the late hours of Monday.
It also admitted to the infliction of injuries on six other protesters, including one woman. Several activists say the female has lost her life due to the severity of her wounds.
No statement has been given yet regarding Nasser al-Mahishi, a 19-year-old man, who was killed in Qatif on Sunday night.
On Wednesday Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province city of Qatif in a protest at the Al Saud regime, calling for political and social reforms. In the town of Awamiyah, protesters attacked the armoured vehicle of the security forces with stones.
The eastern parts of the kingdom have been the scene of anti-government protests over the past months, with demonstrators urging implementation of human rights reforms, realization of freedom of expression as well as the release of political prisoners.
Saudi activists say there are more than 30,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscious, in jails across the kingdom. According to human rights campaigners, most of detained political thinkers are being held without trial or legitimate charges and have been arrested on grounds of mere suspicion.
The demonstrations are being held despite the ultraconservative Saudi regime’s reputed intolerance of dissent. On March 5, the Saudi Interior Ministry called all public gatherings ‘illegal,’ authorizing regime forces “to take all measures needed” against the people defying the ban.