Category - saudi arabia

  • January 11, 2017

    Between 7 and 9 of February 2017, the High Court in London will hear a judicial review into the legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in the ongoing bombing of Yemen. The review follows an application by Campaign Against Arms Trade

  • January 1, 2017

    Countries with close links to the UK and EU continued to occupy the ranks of the world’s most prolific executioners in 2016, research by the international human rights group Reprieve has found.

  • December 21, 2016

    The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has told parliament that the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has used UK manufactured cluster munitions in its ongoing bombardment of Yemen.

  • December 19, 2016

    Saudi Arabia has executed at least 153 people this year, nearing last year's record high of 158, according to figures collated by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • December 15, 2016

    The United States is to reduce arms exports to Saudi Arabia, including the halting of a planned export of air-dropped munitions, due to concerns about civilian deaths in Yemen. Campaign Against Arms Trade has urged the UK government to end its arms exports to the Saudi regime.

  • December 5, 2016

    Theresa May is set to attend the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this week, as a number of Gulf kingdoms continue to use the death penalty against children, or threaten to do so.

  • November 18, 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • November 18, 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • November 10, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen. Campaigners have called on Prince Charles to publicly raise human rights concerns and condemn the ongoing repression in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain during his current tour of the states.

  • October 24, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has  found.