Monday, March 12, 2012

From the Net: 'Death of Fadhel AlObaidy with a teargas canister' (Bahrain Center for Human Rights)

22 year old Fadhel AlObaidy, from Diraz, was shot in the head with a teargas canister on March 1st, 2012 when he was peacfuly protesting. He was announced clinically brain dead on 2nd March at the Bahrain International hospital (private hospital), and he passed away in the early hours of Saturday 10 March 2012. According to eye witnesses, security forces continued to beat, punch and kick Fadhel after he was shot in the head with a teargas canister. 

According to reports, "The young man remained in a critical and worrying condition during his treatment period due his head injury which caused lack of oxygen.

He was entered the recovery room but attempts to save his life failed as he has been shot from a close distance and the wound was deep covering the right side of his head, from forehead to neck. Doctors in Bahrain International Hospital rushed him into operation after identifying fractures in his skull.

Many citizens died as a result of direct and close range shooting of canisters by security forces, this clarifies attempts to deliberately injure citizens."

People who attended his funeral procession 11 March 2012 were attacked with teargas and sound grenades.

Source and more pictures: Bahrain Center for Human Rights

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