British police trained Saudi executioners

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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Executioners trained by British police

Saturday 9th January 2016

BRITISH police have trained hundreds of Saudi Arabian officers in the last four years despite the regime’s appalling human rights record, it was revealed yesterday.

A Freedom of Information response from the UK College of Policing has revealed that since 2012 some 270 officers have been brought from Saudi Arabia to Britain for “specialist training.”

The £2.7 million deal also saw 26 British police officers deployed to the repressive Middle Eastern kingdom.

Human rights group Reprieve has established that in the past year, while the training was being provided, the number of people executed by the Saudi authorities rose sharply, from some 88 in 2014 to at least 158 last year.

The organisation has previously raised concerns over the government’s “overseas security and justice assistance” policy, which does not require ministers to reveal the details of help provided to foreign security forces.

Britain: HUMAN rights campaigners lambasted Philip Hammond yesterday after he refused condemn the Saudi Arabian execution of 47 people, including political protesters. The Tory Foreign Secretary dismissed the victims as “convicted terrorists” and argued that diplomatic intervention could only be effective in individual cases: here.

By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:

Killers who chair UN Human Rights Council

Saturday 9th January 2016

Well, here we are in 2016 and all I can say is so far, so predictable.

Rather than ushering in a new era of peace and reconciliation, as some naive individuals perennially hope, following a brief holiday ceasefire it’s back to the usual business of murder, mayhem and recrimination with, if anything, even greater urgency seemingly in a bid to make up for lost time.

Yes, once again “hate thy neighbour” is very much the order of the day and the usual suspects are doing most of the hating.

First, we had the mass execution of 47 individuals, including a well-known Shi’ite cleric, by the blood-soaked Saudi regime on, ahem, “terrorist charges.”

Also among those killed were, it has been reported, juveniles and the mentally ill.

This would, of course, be the same regime which currently sits on a UN Human Rights Council panel which appoints expert investigators and within hours of taking up tenure declared that anyone opposed to the ruling dynasty in any way was guilty of terrorism.

So I think we can get some idea of exactly what these charges constituted.

The state-sanctioned mass-murder was condemned by right-thinking people around the world for what it patently was, a wholesale slaughter of any form of opposition within the kingdom and a graphic illustration of what will happen to anyone else who steps out of line.

As the legendary wit Voltaire put it in his satirical masterpiece Candide, “pour encourager les autres.”

And let’s face it you would have to be a seriously brave individual to put your head above the parapet in Riyadh these days knowing the likelihood that it will literally get cut off.

The executions led to tit-for-tat ambassadorial expulsions by Iran and Saudi Arabia and protests across the Middle East.

As previously stated all decent people abhorred the killings, but of course that does not include politicians, who were predictably timorous in their response to the outrage.

The Foreign Office described it as “disappointing.”

Disappointing? No, getting socks for Christmas is “disappointing”. A state murdering its opponents with impunity is rather more serious than that.

In the week which marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris much political mileage was made out of condemning extremism yet barely a word was spoken in condemnation of Saudi Arabia, which routinely beheads far more people each year than Isis.

Sri Lanka government brings death penalty back, executioners wanted: here.

11 thoughts on “British police trained Saudi executioners

  1. I have always been interested in a study of historical and contemporary cruelty in British Institutes such as military and police? pertaining to how they become what they become? their family background and training within British society would be illuminating as to how a civilized society can breed such monsters?


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