On June 27, Zainab AlKhawaja (@AngryArabiya) ... and Said Yousif Almuhafda, head of monitoring & evaluation for the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BHCR), were attacked by Bahrain police. Almuhadfa told Daily News Egypt:
we weren’t even protesting, riot police just shot at us [with] sound grenades, pushed me and shot Zainab Al Khawaja.”
Almuhafda and Al Khawaja were documenting the protests for potential police abuses when officers fired sound grenades and injured them. “Fifteen minutes after the protest was over, we were cornered and fired at directly. Zainab was injured and I took her to the hospital.” Almuhafda has filed a complaint against the Bahrain riot police today. He says similar reports have been made but were never investigated.
Almuhafda said there were between 120 and 150 protesters at the rally, held under the title “Right to peacefully protest” named as such, “because police do not allow us to take part in marches” he said. He added the police fired “without giving a warning.”
Zainab was hit at close range on the thigh. Zainab’s sister, Maryam Alkhawaja, reported:
just spoke to zainab, riot police surrounded her and @saidyousif mocking them and one of them gave an order to another to shoot her …
it was a clear order and they targeted her directly, all the police were wearing balaclavas @angryarabiya
Zainab has a fractured femur and serious muscle damage. ....