On April 16, unidentified gunmen opened fire on the house of Nabih al-Barahim, a former member of the municipality in Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. On March 9, Barahim was the victim of an assassination attempt and he was hospitalized after he was shot in his back and thigh.
This incident in April is the fourth in the series of attacks that targeted Barahim, an engineer, and his business and family. Barahim’s father and mother were at home when the shooting happened. Luckily, they were not injured and the perpetrators were caught on tape. The footage was submitted to the relevant security authorities.
Barahim was targeted because of his opinions that reject armed violence and reject targeting security men and citizens. He and his family have paid a high price for these stances.
The absence of a political vision and the loss of values have led to the expansion of armed groups in Al-AwamiyahHassan Al Mustafa