Bahrain protester confirmed dead: MP

AFP , Saturday 19 Mar 2011

The father of activist Ahmed Farhan is comforted in Sitra, March 18, 2011. Ahmed, 30, was killed on Tuesday during clashes with the police. Reuters

A Bahraini protester, missing since a crackdown by security forces on demonstrators in Manama earlier this week, was confirmed dead, an opposition MP told AFP on Saturday.

"Bahraini authorities informed Issa Abdali Rabih's family that he is dead," said Matar Matar of the main Shiite bloc Al-Wefaq, adding that Rabih "was one of those missing since Wednesday" whose number he put at "around 60.

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