An intriguing document published by Wikileaks last year was recently dug up by the astute Bahrain Watch member, John Horne. It exposes the role that the US embassy in Manama played in recruiting a senior “police advisor” to Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior at a critical point in 2011. The advertised role is similar to, if… Read more »
Posts By: Ala'a Shehabi
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.
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 »
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 »