Britain Approves Export of Surveillance Equipment to Bahrain Worth Over Half Million USD
2018-03-09 - 10:39 p
Bahrain Mirror- Exclusive: Middle East Eye website stated that Britain has approved the export of more than $40m of surveillance equipment to the Middle East since 2015.
Independent reports proved that a lot of these countries used the surveillance equipment to track political dissidents and activists.
The British newspaper had published an article in which it said that millions of dollars of exports were approved to Gulf States who are criticized by rights campaigners of spying on and repressing dissidents and opposition leaders.
Many of the countries the UK government has sold these spy kits to have been defined as "priority markets", and include Bahrain, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE.
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