“The protesters were surprised because the police got out of their vehicles”
I saw the incident from my balcony, in the Kharijiyya neighbourhood at the edge of Sitra. It happened around 5:30pm. The protesters went to the cemetery there to bury Ali Fayçal, an activist who died three days earlier during scuffles with security forces.Clashes between activists and police happen regularly in this area. Usually, security forces stay behind armoured shields and fire tear gas as well as buckshot pellets [Editor’s Note: Protesters, for their part, usually throw Molotov cocktails]. But this time, the protesters were surprised because the police got out of their vehicles and started to chase them on foot.A photo of Mahoumd Mohsen's death certificate has been circulating on social media networks. It clearly states the teenager was killed due to buckshot pellet wounds.“He was captured and taken by police to an alley”Mahmoud Mohsen, who was filming the clashes at the time, was not on the front line against the police. He was further back, with two other youths, on a football field next to the cemetery. They often stand there to get a better view of what’s happening around them and avoid being surprised by the police.Two policemen went straight to Mahmoud, because he was wearing face mask. [Editor’s note: police target masked protesters because they suspect them of being under an arrest warrant]. The two youths with him fled, but Mahmoud was caught and taken to an alley behind the stadium.At that moment, I lost sight of the two officers and the young man. But I heard a loud detonation and soon afterwards, the two policemen reappeared. They dragged the young man to the football field’s entrance and threw him on the ground, face down. He laid there for 10 to 15 minutes. No one could go and rescue him because the officers were still there.As soon as they could, some youths took the kid back to his home where they tried to give him first aid. He was then taken to Sitra hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.