A report published last Friday by the Foreign Affairs Committee shows how easily the UK government is willing to sacrifice human rights in return for Saudi oil.
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China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia have won three-year seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Indonesian government has taken several highly controversial measures to quash autonomist sentiments.
By projecting a positive image of themselves in the UK, repressive regimes in the Gulf are bolstering their efforts to stay in power.
During the Cold War, Soviet totalitarianism was loudly condemned by the West. Today, its remnants score invitations to buy arms from Western companies in London.
The people of Bahrain have suffered severe repression at the hands of their government and yet the UK continues to support the Bahraini monarchy.
Nahla Mahmoud writes about apostasy laws around the world, what they are and why they shouldn’t exist in the twenty-first century.
Free speech is not designed only to allow tolerable attitudes. We do, however, expect elected representatives to uphold certain values – should they speak otherwise we are in our rights to demand they stand down from their position.
The ‘arms for dictators’ scandal isn’t new. It is cross-party, well-established and has been going on for too long
The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news yesterday, with the Independent’s splash on an ‘arms for dictators’ scandal.