Detention of High Profile Bahraini Activists Upon Arrival in the UK Sets a Worrying Precedent

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Bahrain Watch is gravely concerned about the cases of  two high profile Bahraini activists, one of them a recognised torture survivor, who were imprisoned upon their arrival in the UK after attempting to claim political asylum over the past month. After fleeing Bahrain and claiming asylum at UK airports upon entry, Hussain Mohamed Jawad and… Read more »

US and German Tear Gas Continue To Be Used to Crackdown on Protesters on Uprising Anniversary

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Police appear to have used tear gas manufactured by US and South African-based companies on the 3rd anniversary of Bahrain’s mass protests.  Images received by Bahrain Watch show tear gas canisters identical to those manufactured by Federal Laboratories (US/UK) and Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (German/South African), apparently used on February 14, 2014. This follows a May… Read more »


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Advocacy group Bahrain Watch announced today that the #StopTheShipment campaign it launched two months ago to prevent a massive shipment of tear gas to Bahrain, has achieved a major milestone. The Financial Times reported today that South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) denied two requests to export tear gas to Bahrain due to the “unstable politics in the country [Bahrain], people’s death due to tear gas and complaints from human rights groups”.

Urgent Appeals to UN OHCHR to Stop Tear Gas Shipment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch December 10, 2013   #StopTheShipment Actions Continue as Korean Gov’t Weighs Issuing Export License Advocacy group Bahrain Watch today lodged complaints with several United Nations Special Rapporteurs, as part of the on-going #StopTheShipment campaign to stop a shipment of South Korean tear gas to Bahrain. Meanwhile, Korean activists held a… Read more »