Warnings of abuse of Australian surveillance tech in police state Bahrain

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A leading Australian intelligence company is selling state-of-the-art surveillance technology to Bahrain amid concerns it could be used to target pro-democracy campaigners, according to an investigation by international human rights advocates.

Published on Thursday, the report by London-based non-government organisation Bahrain Watch found that iOmniscient, which is headquartered in Sydney, has since April partnered with US company Pelco and Bahrain’s LSS Technologies to provide the Bahrain Interior Ministry with enhanced surveillance equipment.

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