Corruption by any other name

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The Victor Dahdaleh trial, the UK’s largest ever bribery case, collapsed after a six year investigation because of the legal failings of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. But the trial in its initial stages shed light on the opaque realm of state run corporations in Bahrain.

#StopTheShipment Campaign Kicks Into High Gear as Korea Weighs Issuing Tear Gas Export License

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Surge of support seen as Bahrain Government hits campaign Protest outside DAPA, Korea’s tear gas export licensing authority   Two weeks ago, Bahrain Watch leaked a tender document indicating that Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior was soliciting proposals to purchase more than 1.6 million tear gas canisters — more than Bahrain’s population of 1.3 million.  In… Read more »

Britain should not follow Bahrain’s example in digital surveillance

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Since I received a digital spyware programme in my inbox last year, which my colleague Bill Marczak discovered to belong to the FinFisher suite of digital surveillance programs made by Gamma International, we at Bahrain Watch have worked to achieve several things: to investigate what this technology can do and where it is being used to… Read more »