The Shia population of Bahrain seized the momentum created by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and initiated their own protests to request reforms in their own country. The Bahrain government cracked down on the protesters but the unrest continued and with violent clashes escalating, the ruling Sunni monarchy asked Saudi Arabia to send the troops to help contain the protesters.
It is speculated that the Saudis fear the unrest could spread to Riyadh so their support for the crack-down of the Bahraini protesters came swiftly. 1,000 Saudi troops stormed the streets of the capital Manama and cracked-down on the protesters with force. Seven anti government protesters were shot dead, one of them took a shot in the head and ended up with his skull blasted open like an egg of an Alien. This headshot kind of reminds me of a headshot a red shirt protester in Thailand took in early 2010, only that incident captured the headshot itself, whereas the Bahraini headshot shows gory aftermath.
The name of the protester shot I’m told is Shahid Ahmed Farhan (could not verify this information). He was shot on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The video below shows him being carried inside a hospital while a slew of onlookers take pictures and film videos. A doctor is seen pulling the scalp of his blasted head to show the extent of wounds:
Disini video ditembak jarak dekat oleh pasukan keselamatan. Nampak macam peluru getah (tidak ada darah). Video ini dirakam pada tarikh 13 Mac 2011. Penembak berasal dari Bahrain, bukan Arab Saudi:
Dan ini pula Gambar Shahid Ahmed Farhan setelah dia ditembak di kepala oleh pasukan Saudi (orang berlainan dengan video kedua di atas):