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RAF trained air force accused of war crimes in Yemen

The UK trained an air force at the centre of war crime allegations in Yemen how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs, according to official documents. Evidence submitted during a legal case into UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

Exports to repressive regimes are under scrutiny in the high court, raising doubts about claims they are tightly controlled. Yemeni rescue workers in the rubble of a funeral hall following airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty … Continue reading

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Britain has blood on its hands over Yemen

Bombs made by us and dropped by Saudi Arabia are killing civilians in the civil war. Perhaps a high court ruling will bring our government to account. People search under the rubble of damaged houses following an airstrike on the … Continue reading

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Action to be taken to end the arms trade

What You Can Do to help stop the arms trade Stop Arming Saudi Arabia! Saudi Arabia is the UK’s biggest arms customer and most shameful relationship. One of the world’s most authoritarian regimes, its repression at home and aggression abroad … Continue reading

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Scottish smart bombs key in landmark legal case on Yemen

Bombs made in Scotland will be a key issue in a landmark legal case this week on the legality of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The bombed Chamber of Commerce building in Yemen Over three days in London the … Continue reading

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War, repression and injustice = Action needed

Let’s stop them here 1600 arms companies, 255 official delegations from military, security and police forces around the world. Why challenge DSEI? The weapons sold here fuel the death, destruction and injustice perpetrated by militaries, police forces and at borders … Continue reading

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Action needed to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

Get the arms trade out of government Explore the murky world of political influence on CAAT’s new Political Influence browser. CAAT’s new Political Influence Browser exposes the extent of the intimate and compromising relationship between arms companies and government. Read … Continue reading

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A US arms firm in Fife linked to war crimes in Yemen has enjoyed at least 57 private meetings with the UK Government.

Raytheon has wined and dined MPs and even treated a minister at the MoD to a slap up Burns Supper with haggis, neeps and whisky. The multinational also met privately with Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he … Continue reading

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Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

Parliamentary pressure to #StopArmingSaudi is growing. A draft of a forthcoming parliamentary report suggests MPs are poised to call for an end to the arms sales. But some are trying to water it down and Saudi Arabia is lobbying to keep the weapons … Continue reading

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Britain training armed forces of regimes on its own human rights watchlist

British soldiers are training troops for regimes on the UK’s own human rights watchlist, including authoritarian states such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Burma and Bahrain. British troops in the Kuwait desert. © Reuters Information released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) … Continue reading

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