Ahmed Ismael

Ahmed Ismael

Blog: http://www.youtube.com/user/z0o0m1?feature=watch
Location: Salmabad, Bahrain
26° 10' 59.9988" N, 50° 31' 0.0012" E
Status: Deceased
Deceased on 31 Mar 2012

On March 31 Ahmed was shot on his lower abdomen in the village of Salmabad, an industrial area on the edge of Manama, Bahrain's capital. Hours later, he was announced dead. Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced him dead as a result of a single bullet wound.

According to eyewitnesses, Ahmed was holding his camera when he was shot. The killer was in a civil car. Ahmed was not an ordinary protestor. He was an incredible citizen journalist and videographer. Ahmed paid his life as a price for uploading videos of security forces violations and Bahraini peaceful protestors’ bravery. Here are some videos he uploaded on Youtube:

According to the Guardian: The authorities have been harassing the family of Ahmed Ismael. According to EA WorldView's correspondent in Bahrain, the interior ministry is pressing his family to sign a death certificate which gives the cause of death as a deep cut.

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