Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by teqniq, Sep 23, 2015.
In support of the Saudis, I see several Arab nations have sent Iran to Coventry.
This is just completely disgusting, but alas unsurprising
Saudi Arabia omitted from UK death penalty strategy 'to safeguard defence contracts'
A link in there to 10 human rights abuses. No.5 no public gatherings. Where does that remind me of.
Have people seen this disgusting defence of the killing of a peaceful protester by the former UK ambassador to SA
What a grade A cunt.
Just seems an explanation of why they did it not a justification to me.
Another little example of the hypocrisy; £100 million of Londoners money invested in a Saudi bank
Boris Johnson urged to disinvest from bank linked to Saudi regime
Or, alternatively HMG former Saudi expert has just said a sizeable portion of SA is now dangerously close to "in for a penny, in for a pound"
Last night I looked and failed to find any.
Also: are the English-speaking media being squeamish about how the 47 were executed?
Excellent piece here on Saudi Arabia's reckless use of sectarianism
Lovely. We are financially up against it and we want to unite our people and our allies and maybe even evoke another war which will be great for the cause and putting oil prices back up. THINKS! Lets execute someone we don't like to stir things up a bit.
Aren't they doing enough as it is what with Yemen and Syria? sighs.
Iran accuses Saudi warplanes of attacking Iranian embassy in Yemen
Saudi use of death penalty explained (justified) https://uk.news.yahoo.com/saudi-arabia-defends-foolproof-legal-133004194.html
Friday is execution day, so we'll see if last week was a one-off or the beginning of a new policy
Well, the one who should be getting the chop is uncle Phil! Terrorists! Al Nimr opposed the regime/royal family
Philip Hammond Accused Of Excusing Beheading Of 'Peaceful' Saudi Cleric
he is an awful little man
Corrupt politicians, excusing the inexcusable in the pursuit of profit since time immemorial.
Interesting article from Patrick Cockburn here:
Saudi arms sales are in breach of international law, Britain is told
Nevertheless I fully expect the government to prevaricate and generally drag their feet as much as possible over this.
background article from September last year
London's arms fair is privileging countries with the worst human rights records
No shit Sherlock!
Isis and Al Qaeda bot to have a pop at Saudi. Not sure whether to laugh or cry to be fair.
Al Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia it will pay for executing militants
AQ is teenaged now. Saudi's should cut off their pocket money.
Saudi Arabia has jailed one of its most prominent women’s rights activists
I knew the UK government didn't really give a fuck but ...
A Foreign Office minister has urged Saudi Arabia to make more of its human rights successes
Which successes would that be then?
A form of diplomatic sarcasm would be the kindest view.
More grovelling: Saudi Arabia - Country of Concern - GOV.UK
Ok, lets say we appease the West, just a little. We won't execute someone, instead, we will flog them to death
Ashraf Fayadh: Saudi court quashes poet's death sentence - BBC News
( BTW, the lashings will probably be in small doses, but could still kill).
It's not only us that's full of contradictions France awards top honour to Saudi prince, discreetly
Well they didnt execute 50 people
Havnt been accused of genocide this month.
Don't experiment on prisoners or sell their organs.
Don't have any offical slave markets.
See its all in the presentation Saudi Arabia leading the way in human rights in the middle east .
Now wheres my £50k
So the government have set up an enquiry to look into arms sales UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia face inquiry and high court legal action
"The high court case brought by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) calls for the government to suspend all current export licences and refuse all new licences to Saudi Arabia where it is possible the weapons could be used in Yemen, while the business secretary, Sajid Javid, reviews whether the sales are legal."
Good on CAAT, cant see much coming of it mind Campaign Against Arms Trade
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