Korean Officials Reiterate Ban On Tear Gas Exports To Bahrain

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Government reassurances must be codified in legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch 26 March, 2014 A Bahrain Watch delegation has returned from a weeklong visit to Seoul, at the invitation of South Korean civil society activists.  The purpose of the trip was to educate the government and public about ongoing human rights violations and… Read more »

Delegation of Activists Visit Korea for Arms Control Campaign

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Bahrain Watch to Participate in Press Conference at South Korean National Assembly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch March 17, 2014 A Bahrain Watch delegation has arrived in Seoul, South Korea to bolster a legislative effort for new arms export controls, at the invitation of local NGOs, including Amnesty International Korea. This week, Korean… 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 »