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Mourners clash with police during funeral in Bahrain

Hasan Jamali / AP

Riot police stand on a street sprayed wet by water cannons and fire tear gas at anti-government protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Hasan Jamali / AP

Riot police fire tear gas as they chase Bahraini anti-government protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Hasan Jamali / AP

Bahraini anti-government protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs and carrying national flags clash with riot police firing tear gas and water cannons on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Hasan Jamali / AP

Bahraini anti-government protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs and carrying national flags clash with riot police firing tear gas and water cannons on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

Friends and well-wishers of Mohammed Ali Moshaima carry his photo as they march during the funeral procession in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, Bahrain, October 2, 2012. Moshaima, who was sentenced to 7 years in prison in the protest case at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, died from sickle-cell disease, Bahrain authorities said.

Hundreds of angry mourners split off from a massive funeral procession for Muhammed Mushaima, 23, who died in police custody, and marched toward the nearby site of last year's pro-democracy uprising, clashing with police just outside the heavily barricaded area.

The Daily Star in Lebanon reports that Mushaima was taken to the hospital for treatment for sickle-cell anemia on Aug. 29 and lawyers had requested his release due to his failing health. Several other protesters have also died from the disease, a hereditary condition common in Bahrain, while in custody, prompting Human Rights Watch to call for an investigation. 

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