They're 2.2 - 3.8mm in diameter. They're fired at point blank range. They cause serious injuries. Multiple ones occur. Chests, heads, and faces are most vulnerable.
Shamsan sustained eyes, chest, waist and leg injuries. He sought hospital care. On arrival, he was arrested and detained. He disappeared for four days.
Family members learned he was at Dry Docks prison. He was given a choice. Provide information about protesters or face torture and imprisonment. He explained he was unable to help.
He was electroshocked and severely beaten. He received constant threats. Many others are persecuted the same way.
Ahmed Aoun is a seventeen-year old student. A shotgun pellet remains lodged in his eye. He sustained it while peacefully protesting. He received private hospital treatment.
Police arrested him. He needs follow-up surgery. He's denied. He's been beaten and sexually harassed. He's in severe pain. He's expected to be tried and imprisoned.
On December 19, armed police in civilian clothes attacked a young Al Duraz resident. They raided his home pre-dawn. He sustained multiple deep forearm wounds. His left hand remains numb.
Excessive force is standard policy. Bahranis are ruthlessly terrorized. Peaceful protesters are targeted. "BCHR regularly receives a large number of reports of injuries." Many are serious. Seeking treatment is hazardous.