Bahrain’s Abuse of Tear Gas

On 20 January, security forces in Bahrain shot an unarmed protestor in the face with a tear gas canister at close range. A video of the graphic incident went viral, garnering so much media attention that the Bahraini government announced an internal investigation into the incident. Bahrain has a history of abusing tear gas, turning[…]

ADHRB Praises Decision by South Korean Government to Suspend all Tear Gas Exports to Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – January 7, 2014 – On Tuesday, January 7, the Government of South Korea announced that it is indefinitely suspending all exports of tear gas to the Kingdom of Bahrain in response to repeated calls from advocacy and human rights groups.  Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joined with other[…]