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With the the start of yet another “National Dialogue” arranged by the Bahraini government yesterday, the Bahrain Watch team thought it would be appropriate to highlight the issue of gerrymandering which will certainly be brought up during the talks. The question of gerrymandered voting districts has been one of the major sticking points between the… Read more »

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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 »

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One month ago, Bahrain Watch launched Access Denied. The project documents over 200 individuals who have been kept out of Bahrain since the start of the popular uprising in February 2011. Despite the government’s continued claims of holding an “open-door policy”, the problem of access denial persisted across January. A particularly serious case occurred on… Read more »

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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 »