gency) - In its crackdown campaign the riot police in Bahrain fired its bird gunshots at a five-year old child. The boy was shot in the chest and left eye. It happened in Dair village a suburb of Muharraq last Wednesday evening.
The child was transported to Salmaniya Hospital. It has not been revealed whether he had lost vision. His father said he was conscious but his injured eye could not see.
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 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 called on the 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.
Pictures showed police taking Ahmed away. Wefaq said: that behaviour shows the regime way of dealing with the citizens as enemies entitled to be repressed, injured and murdered for demanding their rights.