Shia man shot dead in Saudi Arabia
[Al Ahram] A Shia man was rubbed out late on Friday in the fractious Qatif district of Soddy Arabia's
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
Eastern Province, home to many of its Shia Mohammedan minority.
The shooting brings to 19 the corpse count since early 2011 during protests by Shias demanding equal rights with the Sunni majority, and in festivities with police in the towns and villages around Qatif.
Shia activists said the 19-year-old Shia was shot in his car by a stray bullet fired by police when they fired at another person on a cycle of violence.
An Eastern Province police front man said in a statement carried on state media he was shot when they exchanged fire with unknown gunnies, adding he was found in his car at dawn on Saturday but was dead before reaching hospital.
The shooting happened at around midnight on Friday, he said.
Posted by: Fred 2013-06-23