Leaked Document Shows Massive New Tear Gas Shipment Planned for Bahrain

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch October 16, 2013 LEAKED DOCUMENT SHOWS MASSIVE NEW TEAR GAS SHIPMENT PLANNED FOR BAHRAIN Bahrain Government Apparently Intends to Stockpile More Tear Gas Canisters than People in Country [Manama] Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior is planning to import 1.6 million tear gas canisters and 90,000 tear gas grenades, according… Read more »

The “Trivially Fake” Wikileaks Cable that Fooled Bahrain’s Press and Parliament

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On 11 September 2013, Bahrain’s Daily Tribune newspaper featured a huge front page splash: “WIKILEAKS PUTS MP IN THE DOCK”.  The report, citing “reports in the media,” claimed that Bahraini MP Osama Al-Tamimi held secret meetings with US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski in May and June 2012, in which the MP provided the Ambassador with private… Read more »

Court document suggests Twitter user jailed for clicking on #ipspy link sent from arrested activist’s account

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Bahrain Watch recently published our IP spy report, which explored how the Government apparently used malicious links to identify and jail anonymous Twitter users for “insulting the King.”  Since publishing, we have received new information from a number of sources.  Some of this new information concerns the case of Ali Faisal Al-Shufa, a 17-year-old student currently… Read more »

Is Bahrain’s Government running extremist accounts?

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Bahrain Watch recently released a report (The IP Spy Files) looking at how Bahrain’s Government apparently identified anonymous Twitter and Facebook users by sending them malicious links from a network of fake accounts.  During our investigations leading up to and following the report, a number of accounts were shut down (i.e., deactivated or suspended) by… Read more »