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It’s official: UK arms sales to tyrants take priority over human rights and torture | Stop the War Coalition

In Saudi Arabia, Britain’s most lucrative arms market, Raif Badawi, has been told he will be flogged again 50 times on Friday. The Saudi liberal has been accused of ridiculing the kingdom’s religious police.

On Tuesday next week, Nabeel Rajab, a citizen of another Gulf kingdom with which Britain is building up closer militsary ties,, is due to appear in court on charges of “insulting a public institution” over Twitter.

Rajab is president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. He accused the Bahraini security forces of encouraging violent beliefs similar to those of Isis.

via It’s official: UK arms sales to tyrants take priority over human rights and torture – Stop the War Coalition.

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