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US PRESSES AHEAD WITH ARMS SALE DESPITE ONGOING VIOLATIONS No Investigation into Past Misuse of US-origin Helicopters, Armored Vehicles, and Rifles [Manama] On 11 May 2012, the US State Department announced it would proceed with an arms sale to Bahrain.  The sale is reported to include patrol boats, air defense systems, fighter jet parts, and… Read more »

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BAHRAIN WATCH FOUNDING MEMBER DR. ALA’A AL-SHEHABI ARRESTED Ala’a was Accompanying Journalists in a Car on Budaiya Highway at Time of Arrest [Manama] Bahrain Watch expresses its deep concern about activist Ala’a al-Shehabi, who was arrested in the evening hours of 22 April 2012 while driving on Budaiya Highway with several international journalists. Ala’a reported her… Read more »

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A DANGEROUS ESCALATION: AT LEAST 11 SHOTGUN INJURIES ON 18 APRIL 2012 Bahrain Watch Identifies Cyprus, UK, and Italian Birdshot, and Other Live Ammunition [Manama] Activist group Bahrain Watch has observed a dramatic escalation in the use of birdshot and live ammunition by police against protesters over the past week, as well as a marked increase in… Read more »

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VIDEO OF BAHRAIN POLICE ASSISTING LOOTERS ILLUSTRATES LACK OF REFORM Culture of Impunity within Security Forces Prevails [Manama] A new video showing Bahrain police officers assisting in the looting of a supermarket demonstrates the continuing culture of impunity among the country’s security forces despite claims of reform by the government, said activist group Bahrain Watch on Friday…. Read more »