This video is called Bird Shot Gun [fired at] Body of Bahrain F1 Martyr.
From Bikya Masr in Egypt:
Bahrain police shoot 5-year-old in chest, eye
17 June 2012
DUBAI: Bahrain police have shot a five-year-old boy in the left eye and chest, reports said.
The shooting occurred last Wednesday evening in the Dair village, a suburb of Muharraq, during a police crackdown on protesters. The boy was hit by birdshot, activists said.
The young boy was then transferred to the Salmaniya Hospital for treatment, and doctors are still waiting to see whether the boy will lose his eyesight in the eye.
The ABNA news agency reported the father said his son was conscious, but could not see out of his injured eye.
Activists who were with the child in the hospital said that they were banned from speaking to the child’s father about the incident after the instructions of officer Yousef Mulla Bkheit “who is renowned for his torturing of the prisoners and assaulting them sexually,” the report said.
The activists said that the family wanted to take the child to a private hospital, however, officer Bkheit refused. They said that the father’s body was full of bird shots pellets as well. They reported that police told him to move otherwise they would fire at him, when he turned to carry his child they fired on both of them.
The man who was still in shock said: “It didn’t occur to me they would fire at an old man and his little child, we were only selling fish.”
He confirmed that they fired on them on purpose. They fired twice at them. The activists said that the father’s and child’s blood covered their fish box where they were selling fish at the side of the road.
The activists said the boy Ahmed Nahham was the youngest citizen whose eyes were fired at.
Wefaq society, a leading opposition group, called on human rights organizations and groups to save Ahmed Nahham five-year old boy who was targeted by Bahrain police by bird gunshots along with his injured father who was with him during the incident.
Wefaq statement explained that Ahmed was from Dair village that suffered the savage barbaric attack waged by the police. It added that police carried Ahmed away with them, nobody knew about his injury.
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