Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa

Ahmed Bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa

Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa

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Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa () is the former Minister of Cabinet Affairs in Bahrain and the head of the Central Informatics Organization. He is a member of the Al Khalifa royal family of Bahrain.

In September 2006, he was implicated in the Bandargate scandal, accused of leading and financing a secret organization of government officials with the aim of marginalizing Bahrain's Shia community, economically, politically and socially.

According to Dr Salah al-Bandar, the whistleblower, Shaikh Ahmed paid five main operatives a total of more than $2.7 million to run:
  • a secret intelligence cell spying on Shi’as
  • GONGOs’ – government operated bogus NGOs like the ‘Bahraini Jurists Society’ and the ‘Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society
  • internet forums and websites that foment sectarian hatred
  • subsidisation of ‘new converts’ from Shia Islamic sect to the Sunni sect
  • payments for election rigging


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  • , Washington Post, 2 October 2006
  • , International Herald Tribune, 2 OCtober 2006
  • , Bahrain Center for Human Rights, September 2006
  • , Bahrain Center for Human Rights
  • , Lord Eric Avebury, 5 October 2006
  • , Bahrain Center for Human Rights, 6 October 2006
  • , Statement by Bahraini Human Rights Activists, 10 October 2006
  • , Bahrain Center for Human Rights, 12 October 2006
  • , Toby Jones, 12 October 2006
  • , Bahrain Center for Human Rights, 13 October 2006
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