You and all the other people who shorted on 1/23, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27 must not have expected. ABAT is going to continue to slowly climb so you better cover your short. Also, you can speculate all the crap you want on here but no news is better than bad. SO UP WE GO!
That is where you are wrong. If ABAT were to "come clean" and admit past problems, restate past information and promise to do better in the future... you would see a higher stock price than under these conditions where they have been silent for months and there is a very good chance of you being totally wiped out.
There is no "honor" in totally abandoning your fiduciary duty to your shareholders.