This video from the USA is called Saudi Arabia Arm Sales Corruption.
By Roger Bagley in Britain:
Tory MP mocks Saudi human rights allegations
Wednesday 25th June 2014
But a sneering Mr Kawczynski chided her for “making all these allegations about human rights abuses.”
He demanded: “I ask her, has she ever visited Saudi Arabia?”
This rhetorical question is extremely similar to what supporters of South African apartheid, who themselves had been on trips to South Africa, paid for by the white supremacist regime, used to say about critics of South African governmental racism.
He declared that “the king is desperately trying to modernise society and make changes, but he has to move at the pace which the conservative elements will allow him.”
He fumed that the BBC was always putting forward the negative aspects of Saudi Arabia.
“Which country does not have its share of social ills?” he asked. If the Saudi media looked at Britain, it would see some of the problems of society here.
Foreign Office minister Hugh Robertson admitted to Ms Clark that Saudi Arabia was “a country of concern” on human rights.
Launching the Westminster Hall debate, Ms Clark protested that many people had been sent to trial simply for taking part in demonstrations.
Writer Zakariya al-Safwan was sentenced to 10 years in jail for an article entitled In Defence of Peaceful Protest, while Raif Badawi received 1,000 lashes and 10 years’ imprisonment for establishing a liberal website.
Ms Clark raised the case of princesses Sahar and Jawaher, daughters of King Abdullah, who have been held under house arrest for more than ten years and now face starvation and lack of water.
Left MP Jeremy Corbyn said Britain’s failure to challenge human rights abuses arose from the fact that Saudi Arabia was the country’s biggest purchaser of armaments.
But Mr Kawczynski retorted: “Are we to leave this very important country defenceless?”