1 Dead in Bahrain as 'Arab Spring' Violence Returns

A man is dead in protests just hours before the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry submits its report on the Arab Spring violence.

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'Arab Spring' protest in Bahrain
'Arab Spring' protest in Bahrain
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A 37-year-old man was killed this week by a security force vehicle during protests at the village of Aali in Bahrain. The United Arab Emirates island nation has done its best to minimize reports about renewed “Arab Spring” violence that periodically have erupted.

Protests once again started just hours before the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) was to release its report Wednesday into the violence that swept the nation in February and March.

The report, which summarizes a four-month investigation, is the be presented to King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah later in the day.

Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and drove a vehicle directly at a man in the crowd, who was killed instantly in the incident. Police fired tear gas into the victim's home “to deter further demonstrations,” according to a report published by Gulf News.

A Dutch reporter was also arrested.