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London's arms fair opens its doors to the world's most repressive and violent governments

THE arms fair in London opened its doors today to official delegations from the most repressive and violent countries in the world, a parliamentary question revealed.

In response to Green MP Caroline Lucas, the government revealed the list of countries officially invited to the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair at the Excel Centre.

It includes Bahrain, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, all of which are on the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s list of human rights priority countries.

Eleven invited countries are rated as “not free” by Freedom House, including Qatar and Turkey.

Saudi Arabia continues to pursue a devastating war in Yemen and still receives British arms despite calls from the United Nations group of eminent experts on Yemen to cease all arms supplies to the warring parties.

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