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Amnesty has warned that military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.
Legal charity Reprieve has welcomed a settlement the al Saadi family have accepted from the UK Government, which forcibly ‘rendering’ them to Gaddafi’s Libya.
Amnesty International has warned that the plight of foreign nationals in Libya has worsened since the end of Colonel Gaddafi’s rule.
Amnesty International wants the Libyan authorities to hand over the former ruler’s military intelligence chief to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Foreign Affairs Committee has called on ministers to recognise contradictions between promoting human rights and selling arms to dictatorships.
A firm with UK Government contracts was responsible for rendering political prisoners from a CIA secret prison in Afghanistan to the Gaddafi regime, says Reprieve.
Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel Gaddafi's military intelligence chief, should have been surrendered to the International Criminal Court says Amnesty.
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.