DUBAI - Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, accusing the Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents. The eight were deported to Iraq's southern Shiite city of Najaf on January 30 and February 1 after being stripped of their nationality in 2012, the New York-based watchdog said. "Bahraini authorities have dropped all pretense of pluralism and tolerance for dissent and are clearly stripping away the citizenships of people whom they find undesirable," HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said.