Chemical weapons: Made in Europe

Amateur videos show police in Bahrain shooting gas grenades into houses – a practice banned under international law. As the houses fill with suffocating tear gas, seniors and children die first. At least 39 people are known to have died like this – a small figure in comparison to the 1,400 Syrians killed by Sarin gas last summer. But both attacks shared one thing in common – the chemicals were later traced back to Europe.

This investigation goes worldwide to reveal how Bashar al-Assad, the dictatorship in Bahrain and Saddam Hussein were all able to buy and make weapons prohibited by the international community.


  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Premières Lignes
  • Director: Jean-Baptiste Renaud
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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