saudi arabia

  • August 27, 2013

    There are people who could be very confused by the UK government's support for human rights in Syria.

  • May 29, 2013

    A court appeal by two members of a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights organisation is a bid for justice amid a broader crackdown on activism, says Amnesty.

  • March 15, 2013

    The execution of seven men in Saudi Arabia after they allegedly made forceded 'confessions' is an act of sheer brutality, Amnesty International says.

  • March 14, 2013

    At a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan yesterday (13 March), a visitor expressed his shock at what he saw. It was, he said, an “unbelievable and heartbreaking situation”. The visitor was Charles Windsor, commonly called the Prince of Wales. His wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, praised the “strength of spirit” of the women refugees at the camp.

  • October 18, 2012

    The Foreign Affairs Committee has called on ministers to recognise contradictions between promoting human rights and selling arms to dictatorships.

  • October 17, 2012

    The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and refrain from detaining those who exercise their right to peaceful protest, Amnesty International says.

  • August 11, 2012

    A Saudi Arabian cleric held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognisably criminal offence or released, says Amnesty.

  • May 2, 2012

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the BAE Systems Annual General Meeting. Shareholders were today (2 May) welcomed into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, to be greeted by plush carpets, free coffee and glamorous posters featuring BAE staff saying how great it is to work for one of the world’s largest arms dealers (they don’t quite put it quite like that).

  • May 2, 2012

    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.

  • May 2, 2012

    The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.