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Bahraini Detained for Vandalism Dies in Hospital, Ministry Says

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A Bahraini man detained late yesterday on vandalism charges died in a hospital, the Interior Ministry said today on its account on Twitter Inc.

The ministry didn’t give details of the circumstances of his death or identify him. The opposition al-Wefaq group said in a statement that the 19-year-old detainee was run over by a police patrol in Sitra.

Tensions in the island nation persist almost a year after the resurgence of protests led by members of the Shiite Muslim majority demanding a more representative government and greater rights from the country’s Sunni Muslim rulers.

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