UK Spyware in Bahrain: Company’s Denials Called Into Question

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch February 6, 2013 UK SPYWARE IN BAHRAIN: COMPANY’S DENIALS CALLED INTO QUESTION New Evidence Suggests Gamma Sold FinSpy to Bahrain [Manama] In July 2012, Bahrain Watch reported that the Government of Bahrain was targeting activists with the FinSpy/FinFisher “lawful interception” computer spyware, programmed by UK company Gamma International…. Read more »

Bahrain’s Police Use South African Tear Gas From German-Controlled Company

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For more than a year, activists in Bahrain have been posting pictures of the following type of 40mm tear gas canister fired by police. (Photos from ‎السيد المستقل and @i_jamrawi.) This type of canister is manufactured by Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd, or one of its predecessor companies.  Rheinmetall Denel is 51%-owned by Germany company Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH,… Read more »

Hacked Website, Java Vulnerability Used to Target UAE Activist with Spyware

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Early in the morning on January 13, 2013, Bahrain Watch was contacted by an activist in the United Arab Emirates.  This individual had received a suspicious-looking e-mail containing a link to a video involving Dubai’s Chief of Police. The Video Link The video link pointed to the following website, whose URL is apparently designed to… Read more »