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CAAT has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, whose forces are using British-made weapons to suppress pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.
Amnesty International has called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to reverse the ban on peaceful protest in the Kingdom.
On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.
There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.
In a shock development, a deal between BAE Systems and the Serious Fraud Office has been challenged by the very judge who was expected to rubber-stamp it.
Protests are expected when arms giant BAE Systems comes to court on Monday to agree a “plea bargain” with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The Duke of York has been urged to resign from his position as a UK “trade ambassador” after he appeared to defend corruption in the arms industry.
A crucial court hearing involving multinational arms firm BAE Systems will be held just before Christmas, raising fears it will allow BAE to “bury bad news”.
Arms firm BAE Systems will appear in court to agree a "plea bargain" over alleged corruption. But the legality of the settlement has been questioned.
Amnesty International has called on Saudi authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, after the discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman.