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Bahrain brings in the New Year with the murder of 15 year old by the al Khalifa regime

Urgent appeal, 15 year old Sayed Hashim Sayed Saeed killed today, areas under attack
31 December, 2011 – BCHR

On the eve of New Years, another child’s life was taken in Bahrain. 15 year old Sayed Hashim Sayed Saeed was shot with a teargas canister in the face which caused his death. Picture of Sayed Hashim with 14 year old Ali AlShaikh who was shot in the neck with a teargas canister on August 31st.

According to eyewitnesses:

Sayed Hashim was shot in the head with a teargas canister by the riot police. When 3 boys and a woman tried to save him, they were shot at with teargas, some of the teargas was shot near Sayed Hashim were he lay. Then the riot police attacked those trying to save Sayed Hashim, beating some with batons, one may have a broken arm and another has a serious injury. When one woman said “you killed him” one of the riot police shouted “shut up and don’t you dare speak of this”.

Lawyer Zahra Massoud went to the morque, she was prohibited from entering the area where Sayed Hashim’s body is being kept.

The marks of the canister where it hit Martyr Sayed Hashim near the face.

Video of when 15 year old Sayed Hashim after he was shot with a teargas canister, and at the hospital until he announced dead.

Official notification of cause of death confirm death due to bleeding caused by injury in the nick

Today we are receiving numerous reports of kidnappings, arrests and injuries in different parts of Bahrain. Several villages, as well as religious processions continue to be attacked as I write this email, in what has become the nightly routine of collective punishment.