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Salah Abbas Habib

The body of a man believed to be activist has been found in the Manama, the capital of Bahrain a day before Sunday’s F1 Grand Prix. following overnight clashes between protesters and security forces.

Activists from an opposition group called  al-Wefaq  have named him as Salah Abbas Habib, 37.

They say government forces had killed him,. An earlier unconfirmed report said the man had been found with gunshot wounds.

Chief of Public Security Major-General Tariq Al Hasan confirmed his body had been found in “suspicious circumstances.

On Friday, Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said cancelling the Grand Prix  “just empowers extremists”. He said holding the race would “build bridges across communities”