British police accused of helping Saudi torturers

The Times: British police are teaching the Saudi Arabian regime to use high-tech detection skills despite accepting that they could “identify individuals who later go on to be tortured”.

Senior MPs called last night for the suspension of the programme amid concerns about the human rights record of the Saudi interior ministry.

The potential for British-taught forensic skills to be misused was outlined in an internal police report on the College of Policing training programme, which began in 2009. It has continued despite the arrests and executions of pro-democracy activists, including children, after the Arab Spring.

According to details of the training….

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