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At least one teenager, Mustafa Hamdan, has been critically wounded and numerous injured after armed masked men launched an armed attack against civilians and protesters in the village of Duraz. On 26 January 2017 at approximately 3 am, at least 20 masked individuals dressed in black civilian clothing and carrying arms attacked civilians next to… Read more »

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As part of the Human Rights Weekend organized by Human Rights Watch in Amsterdam, Bahrain Watch researcher Faten Bushehri will be participating in a panel discussion on the impact of social media on human rights, focusing on Bahrain.    Event description: HRW – The Impact of Social Media on Human Rights Discussion The relationship between human… Read more »

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Note: This piece was originally was written by Bahrain Watch members Ala’a Shehabi, Fahad Desmukh and Marc Owen Jones for Jadaliyya and has been cross-posted here. Last week, Bahrain Watch published an investigation into the secret funding of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), ahead of its annual Manama Dialogue. The investigation demonstrated that… Read more »

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21 December 2016 – Bahrain Watch has identified the use of a new Emirati-built armoured vehicle by security forces in Bahrain in a crackdown against demonstrations in the village of Duraz this morning. The Ajban ISV is manufactured by Nimr Automotive based in the United Arab Emirates and marks the first time that UAE manufactured… Read more »