Security Forces in Bahrain: Legal, Historic and Current Perspectives

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On Tuesday, King Hamad met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. They discussed the potential purchase of Typhoon warplanes, whilst back in Bahrain a massive crackdown against the opposition was underway. On the back of King Hamad’s visit, Bahrain Watch members discuss the historical, current and legal security situation in Bahrain:   Chasing accountability;… 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 »

Pacman Chases French Arms Companies in Bahrain

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Le Vinvinteur n°12 – Bahreïn, Twitter et… by levinvinteur “Bahrain: Twitter and Birdshot” was this week’s episode title of Le Vinvinteur, a France 5 TV program covering world news with an entertaining twist. The show’s segment on the situation in Bahrain included showcasing Bahrain Watch’s Access Denied and Arms Watch projects. Focus was put on… Read more »