May 29, 2011
UK Training Saudis to Crush Arab Spring
Doward & Stewart, The Guardian
Britain is training Saudi Arabia's national guard - the elite security force deployed during the recent protests in Bahrain – in public order enforcement measures and the use of sniper rifles. The revelation has outraged human rights groups, which point out that the Foreign Office recognises that the kingdom's human rights record is "a major concern".
TAGGED: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UK