Thursday, April 25, 2019

Government is morally compromised over Saudi mass execution

Yesterday the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, secured an Urgent Question to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Saudi government following the mass execution of 37 people yesterday.

In the House of Commons Vince Cable raised the killing of 37 people, including three minors, calling the UK government morally compromised in their dealings with the regime. 
In the chamber Vince Cable asked the Secretary of State:
“Was the Government aware that at least three of these 37 were minors, and most appear to have been tortured into making confessions – in flagrant breaches of International Law? 
“Isn’t the UK's moral position on this compromised by our continued supply of arms for use in the civil war in Yemen?
Following the debate, Vince Cable said:

"The Conservative Government must accept that Saudi Arabia is an enemy of British values, including human rights and equality. These mass executions must provoke Ministers to reassess the British relationship with this barbaric regime.”

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