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Bahrain witnesses: Activist hurt by gas canister

 Riot police pull back after firing tear gas and stun grenades at a group of Bahraini women protesting against the government in Buri, Bahrain, southw...
 Bahraini anti-government protesters run from riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a demonstration in support of victims of tortu...
 Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja is helped by a protester after being shot in the leg with a tear gas canister in Buri, Bah...

Mideast Bahrain

Riot police pull back after firing tear gas and stun grenades at a group of Bahraini women protesting against the government in Buri, Bahrain, southw...

Mideast Bahrain

Bahraini anti-government protesters run from riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a demonstration in support of victims of tortu...

Mideast Bahrain

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja is helped by a protester after being shot in the leg with a tear gas canister in Buri, Bah...

Witnesses say Bahraini police injured a prominent human rights activist by shooting her in the leg with a tear gas canister.
Rights activist Yousef Al-Muhafedha said Thursday that he saw police fire the canister directly at Zainab al-Khawaja at close range shortly after a protest the previous day in the village of Buri, southwest of the capital Manama. He said they appeared to recognize her.
The injury did not appear life-threatening.
Khawaja is the daughter of jailed activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. She couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
The government Information Affairs Authority says authorities have not received al-Khawaja's claim of injury, but that all such cases are taken very seriously.
Bahrain has experienced near daily protests for 16 months following an uprising demanding greater rights from the country's Sunni dynasty.


Updated : 2021-04-13 07:36 GMT+08:00