Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bahrain: dictator's forces murder yet another citizen

From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:

Bahrain: Weaponizing Teargas by Bahrain Authorities Kills Another Victim: 20 Year-Old Mahmood Al-Jazeeri


Photo : Right Mahmood Al-Jazeeri,
Left: Mahmood Al-Jazeera while in Coma at Hospital

Date: 22nd February 2013

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its grave concern over the death of a Bahraini citizen Mahmood Al-Jazeeri due to the authorities’ efforts to weaponize teargas by directly targeting protestors’ heads and necks, which appears to be an attempt to extra-judiciously kill them, or to cause maximum damage. [1]
Since the 14th of February 2013, which marked the 2nd anniversary of Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement, protests against the government have increased in different areas around Bahrain. The BCHR documented many cases of severe injuries inflicted by government forces. Other injuries have proven fatal and lead on the 14th of February 2013 to the death of Hussain Ali Ahmed Abrahim: a 16 year-old teenager killed by shotgun wounds in several areas of his body. [2]

Another fatal injury was caused by a direct shot to the face from a teargas canister at a close range on an unarmed protestor in the village of Nabih Salih: the 20 year-old, Mahmood Al-Jazeeri

The BCHR was informed that Mahmood Al-Jazeeri was brought to Salmaniya Medical Complex unconscious after suffering a high-velocity direct injury to the brain from a heavy object. Mahmood was found to be suffering from a fractured skull, intracerebral bleeding, multiple brain contusions & severe brain edema. He was operated on after admission to relieve the pressure and bleeding in the brain but the damage was so severe that he did not come out of the coma he was suffering from initially & succumbed to his injuries which lead to his death on the 22nd of February 2013. 

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