31 Dec 2011

On the eve of New Years, another child's life was taken in Bahrain. 15 year old Sayed Hashim Sayed Saeed was shot with a teargas canister in the face which caused his death. Picture of Sayed Hashim with 14 year old Ali AlShaikh who was shot in the neck with a teargas canister on August 31st.

The teargas canister which reportedly killed 15 year old Sayed Hashim, still covered in his blood: http://twitpic.com/81cqru and next to his blood

According to eyewitnesses:

Sayed Hashim was shot in the head with a teargas canister by the riot police. When 3 boys and a woman tried to save him, they were shot at with teargas, some of the teargas was shot near Sayed Hashim were he lay. Then the riot police attacked those trying to save Sayed Hashim, beating some with batons, one may have a broken arm and another has a serious injury. When one woman said "you killed him" one of the riot police shouted "shut up and don't you dare speak of this".

Lawyer Zahra Massoud went to the morque, she was prohibited from entering the area where Sayed Hashim's body is being kept.

Sayed Hashim after he was shot: http://twitpic.com/81b1nm
and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1015056668972..
Video right after he was shot: http://www.twitvid.com/6IL0M

The marks of the canister where it hit Martyr Sayed Hashim near the face pic.twitter.com/bXKtn1Va

Video of when 15 year old Sayed Hashim after he was shot with a teargas canister, and at the hospital until he announced dead youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Official notification of cause of death confirm death due to bleeding caused by injury in the nick

Today we are receiving numerous reports of kidnappings, arrests and injuries in different parts of Bahrain.  Several villages, as well as religious processions continue to be attacked as I write this email, in what has become the nightly routine of collective punishment.

Other injuries today:

Man shot in the eye: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYOUSI..

Man beaten with batons: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDY..

Old man was beaten as he defended his daughters, now suffers from broken ribs and bruises: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oPlVRT_sVw

Shot in the head with a rubber bullet: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYOUS..

Girl was beaten after she fell from the effects of the teargas: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYO..

Shooting teargas inside people's home: https://twitter.com/#!/SAI..

Riot police use vile body language to instigate response from protesters: http://ow.ly/i/oMbi

Government thugs with the protection of security forces attacked Dar Kulaib tonight using teargas and rocks: https://twitter.com/#!/Fatima..

Woman's car was attacked by the thugs in Dar Kulaib after she heard them shouting "she's Shiaa" http://yfrog.com/gzx8xonlj

Government thugs attacking Arad: https://twitter.com/#!/Aradi_NEWS..

Zakaria Salman AlAradi is one of those arrested today: http://yfrog.com/ocexmhej


In updates from the past ten days:

Protests in more than 26 villages on a daily basis, excessive use of force and attacks on these protests every day. It is important to note that the cases mentioned below are a sample of what has been happening, and do not cover all cases.

Injuries:

Protester injured above his eye: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiEtogGdP_Y

Riot police grabbed a child, told him "I will not arrest you" took out a knife and cut him in the arm, then let him go: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=853... This seems to be the new strategy to avoid documentation of abuse inside police stations.

Security forces attempted to run over brother of AbdulRedha Buhmaid who was shot in the head in February by the army. He had to be taken to the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained.

Little Asma lost her eye due to the security forces shooting directly at their car, which caused the glass to go inter her eye: https://twitter.com/#!/NABEEL_..

Beaten by riot police: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYOUS..

Eye injury: http://p.twimg.com/AhRfVhgCEA..

Security forces went into a shop and attacked those working inside: http://p.twimg.com/AhSylVE..

Protester was beaten and hit with a knife: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDY...

Kidnappings:

Boy was kidnapped and tortured in the Youth Hostel in Sanabis: http://twitpic.com/7z25i4

Man who was kidnapped and tortured, then dumped on the streets: http://a3.sphotos.ak..

Two boys who were kidnapped, beaten and dumped on the streets:

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn...

http://photos-e.ak.fbc..


Arrests:

Man being arrested, kicked and hit on the way: youtube.com/watch?v=2ceGSS63eno

Mohammed AbdulHassan, 29 yo policeman, was arrested on the 27th, accused of helping detainees in Hidd and Samaheej police station.

Arrest of Sayed Mahmood Hashem: youtube.com/watch?v=nJisHOEStDI

Four women were arrested on the 243rd of December for several hours for honking their car horns to the tone of "down down Hamad".

Riot police kicks protester before arresting him: youtube.com/watch?v=H7zHfD-zGHU

Child cases:

Child detainee 16 year old Ahmed Nema who suffers from Atopic Dermatitis Xerosis (https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYOU..) was beaten by officer Hamad AlTurki who is now refusing him any kind of medical treatment. Ahmed is being kept in a cell with adult drug users.

Ali AlAradi, 13 years old, and Naji AbdulAziz, 11 years old, are being kept in custody on charges of throwing stones at riot police.

Use of Excessive teargas:

Yellow teargas being used: http://hh7.an3m1.com/S.., https://p.twimg.com/AiAwMuyCQAI2lu7.jpg  woman standing in the midst of the yellow teargas: https://twitter.com/#!/Peace..

Blue teargas being used: http://yfrog.com/nt6y2kcj

Green teargas being used: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamai..

New symptoms of teargas being used: vomiting blood, severe abdominal pain along with the usual burning sensation on skin, seizures, temporary blindness, temporary memory loss.

Excessive teargas being shot in Duraz village, at a time when there were no protests, in what is the recurrent group punishment: youtube.com/watch?v=AOyZuz0nX4E

Teargas shot inside a home: https://twitter.com/#!/ZozOo9..

House caught on fire due to direct shooting of teargas into it: http://v2.nonxt6.c..

Teargas shot directly into a window next to someone filming the security forces: youtube.com/watch?v=CJXFV2QP-so

Widow of Zakariya AlAsheeri, who was killed under torture, had her parents house attacked with teargas which cause a fire. The targeting of family members of those killed during the uprising has happened numerous times, through arrests, imprisonment, teargassing of their homes, and desecrating the grave of the person killed.

Teargas shot into people's homes: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDYOU../1

Journalist Kassim Hussain's house was attacked with teargas on the 27th, while his children were asleep inside.

Family traumatized as their home was teargased by security forces, getting the women and children out who were affected by the teargas: http://www.youtube.com/user/sitrawadyan

3 month old baby suffering from teargas: http://twitpic.com/7wvi73, 7 month old suffering from teargas: http://yfrog.com/oebcetrj, one year old suffering from teargas: http://yfrog.com/nvjs0vnj

Children were put under staircase, as family not aware how to protect them from teargas: http://yfrog.com/h0crbmjuj

Sky full of teargas in AbuSaiba on the 22nd https://twitter.com/#!/man9o..

63 areas were heavily teargassed on the 22nd of December: http://www.enduringamerica.com/h..0, http://yfrog.com/h7tgpxioj

Other violations, attacks and reports:

Thugs backed by security forces attack Dar Kulaib on the 24th: youtube.com/watch?v=OqDId4pJMVM, https://twitter.com/#!/Ahrarelm.., https://twitter.com/#!/Ahrarelma.., http://yfrog.com/gztkhfqj, http://yfrog.com/kk21pknj, http://yfrog.com/h059697051j, http://yfrog.com/oe5fownj

Riot Police throwing molotov cocktails at protesters on three different days: youtube.com/watch?v=lgpL--55UGs,  youtube.com/watch?v=n3iZHdU5ZFwyoutube.com/watch?v=gI7OPixtq3E

Green Laser being used on protesters, reason and effect unknown: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaih..

Riot police use vile body language in an attempt to instigate a violent response from protesters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20e0n5Yr9yQ

Riot police threatening to shoot Mazen Madi, journalist photographer: https://twitter.com/#!/Moaw..

Tariq Hassan, who called the attack on the Pearl Square "Cleansing" has been promoted to Head of Public Security bna.bh/portal/en/news/487099

BCHR: After report of the BICI: situation at the central prison is turning from worse to worst: bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/4934

RSF: Bahrain among 10 most dangerous place for journalists: bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/4926

BCHR: Miscarriage and Spontaneous abortion cases as a result of excessive use of tear gas and violence: bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/4930

Maryam AbuDeeb speaks of her fathers arrest: youtube.com/watch?v=mS7akPkdS7M

Security forces continue to break cars in areas they attack: https://twitter.com/#!/SAIDY.., youtube.com/watch?v=j4hwOmyC8dk

We have received complaints from families that Officer Turki AlMajed has kidnapped and raped young boys, then forces them to work for the intelligence services. He also uses telephone nr: 36646448 to call young boys threatening to arrest them if they don't work for him.

Ministry of Interior reinstates 79 teachers, at the same time continues to suspend tens of others: (Arabic) alwasatnews.com/3394/news/read/616458/1.html

Group starting a hunger strike chain for Bahrain: https://twitter.com/#!/HRhchain4BH