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The chairman of arms giant BAE Systems has refused to rule out selling arms to the Saudi government even if the country uses them to put down peaceful protests.
The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.
The Bahraini authorities have been accused of “toying with the life” of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike in prison for 75 days.
A new report by Amnesty Interntional says the Bahraini government’s response to the findings of an international commission of inquiry has proved inadequate.
The Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a prominent human rights activist whose health is rapidly deteriorating after more than 60 day on hunger strike, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International have called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights defender serving a life sentence for his role in the Arab Spring.
Amnesty International has criticised the UK’s decision to export tear gas to Bahrain where multiple deaths have been caused as a result of its use by security forces.
2012 will see the UK government sending arms sales delegations to countries who use violent repression against protestors
A group of people opposed to the arms trade have been removed by police from the London Graduate Fair after peacefully protesting against BAE and Raytheon.