Bahrain, 12 June 2007
Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) is highly concerned by the sufferings of the Bahraini citizen, Ahmed Khamis Abdullah, 23, from Al-Malkia village. Khamis was injured during Fighting Riots Forces (FRF) raid aided by security men in civil clothes. The purpose of the break-into process was to separate participants in a peaceful strike – permitted by Ministry of Interior – near Al-Malkia coast. The participants were dispersed at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday 9 June 2007.
A friend of Kahmis told BYSHR with the details of physical assault the young man suffered after dispersing participants. He was attacked at 9:30 p.m. at another place far form strike place. He said to his friend:
“At 5:30 p.m. FRF fired intensified throttling gas (tear-gas) and security forces fired rubber bullets intensively. This led participants to suffer severe throttling. However, security forces did not stop there; they camped in the venue until midnight. At 9:30 p.m., we were running in an attempt to find a place to hide from security men. They shot rubber bullets on us and Khamis was injured and fell down. Five FRF men and one security man in plain clothes attacked him. The security man ordered them to beat Khamis all over his body. The security forces used wooden and iron sticks to beat him. Two of them climbed on Khamis’s back. The security man in plain clothes ordered them to fractionize his knee joints.”