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Friday, 17 July 2009

Do you torture people? Oh, good! Come in and have a cup of tea!

Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan and Colombia are among the abusers of human rights the British government is inviting to a jolly little gathering at which it hopes they'll buy weapons.

The Christian think tank Ekklesia pulls no punches with its headline, UK Government invites human rights abusers to arms fair.

It’s amazing how the great and the good can speak of upholding human rights while working with the abusers of those human rights to abuse human rights even further.

“The list of invited countries was released after a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO), the government body responsible for inviting delegates,” says an Ekklesia bulletin.

Read it all here.

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