Advocacy group Bahrain Watch announced today that the #StopTheShipment campaign it launched two months ago to prevent a massive shipment of tear gas to Bahrain, has achieved a major milestone. The Financial Times reported today that South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) denied two requests to export tear gas to Bahrain due to the “unstable politics in the country [Bahrain], people’s death due to tear gas and complaints from human rights groups”.
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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.