Saudi Arabia - Arms Sales and Human Rights

Last Tuesday I was part of an Amnesty International delegation to Ten Downing Street to deliver a petition about arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The next day I attended a Westminster Hall debate on the same subject and was able to intervene during the debate and highlighted the importance of the UK taking a strong stance against the use of the death penalty.You can read proceedings here.

Still on the international theme, the prosecuting authorities in England slipped out a little-noticed announcement last Thursday confirming that they will not be prosecuting an intelligence officer for his part in the extraordinary rendition of Libyan families. These families were sent back to face torture and imprisonment in Libya in way that is illegal under international law. You can find what I said to the Home Secretary here.

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