It saddens me to learn that the security guard Abbas Al-Shakhoori has passed away this morning after being in a coma and declared brain-dead over a week ago.
I join other Bahraini citizens and call on the Ministry of Interior to exert all efforts to apprehend the killer and ensure that they are fully transparent and present the criminal to justice no matter who he is.
As I look out of my office window, I see that a lot of people are walking toward Bani Jamra village which is where his funeral will start and mourners will carry his body to his village of Shakhoora a short distance away.
My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace now.
Update 11 Apr 2007: The BNA reports that:
THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR WILL GRANT A BD 30,000 BOUNTY TO ANYONE WHO HELPS IDENTIFY THE PERPETRATOR OF THE MYSTERIOUS MURDER OF ABBAS AL SHAKHOURI, THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR ANNOUNCED IN A STATEMENT CARRIED BY BAHRAIN NEWS AGENCY (BNA) TODAY.
THE STATEMENT SAID THE MOVE CAME OUT OF THE GREAT CONCERN ACCORDED BY MINISTER OF INTERIOR, LT. GENERAL SHAIKH RASHID BIN ABDULLAH AL KHALIFA TO THE ISSUE.