Shi'ite man shot dead in Saudi Arabia

By REUTERS
June 22, 2013 19:44

RIYADH - A Shi'ite man was shot dead late on Friday in the fractious Qatif district of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, home to many of its Shi'ite Muslim minority.

The shooting brings to 19 the death toll since early 2011 during protests by Shi'ites demanding equal rights with the Sunni majority, and in clashes with police in the towns and villages around Qatif.

Shi'ite activists said the 19-year-old Shi'ite was shot in his car by a stray bullet fired by police when they fired at another person on a motorbike.


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