You know, the kind of (sharia based) stuff Islamic State engages in on a regular basis.
Do take note, that Cameron was forced to scrap the deal, he never blinked once in promoting, advocating for it. We should not have any deals with SA, or any other Arab/Muslim state for that matter, “just dictates, or feel the power of our guns barrels”.
Cameron SCRAPS controversial deal with Saudi Arabia in protest at the regime’s use of beheadings, lashings and crucifixions
Saudi Arabia has been the frequent focus of human rights groups, attracting criticism for the hundreds of beheadings, floggings (like the one above) and mutilations it carries out every year
- Victory for Justice Secretary Michael Gove after bitter Cabinet split
- Department’s commercial arm won contract to advise on Saudi prisons
- Gove spoke out in protest at use of beheadings, lashings and crucifixions
- Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned of impact on relations with ally
- David Cameron over-ruled Gove and insisted the deal must go ahead
- But today Downing Street said it was cancelling the £6million contract
David Cameron has been forced to cancel a controversial £6million prisons deal with Saudi Arabia after a Cabinet row over the strict regime’s human rights record.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove demanded the contract be torn up in protest at the country’s human rights record and criminal justice system which uses beheadings, lashings and crucifixions.
It comes as the family of a cancer-ridden British pensioner have made a desperate plea to save him from being publicly flogged 350 times in Saudi Arabia after he was caught with home-made wine.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove (left) tried to get the contract torn up but was accused of being naive by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (right) who was concerned about damaging relations with Saudi Arabia
The row centres on the controversial deal under which the Ministry of Justice was due to carry out a ‘training needs analysis across all the learning and development programmes within the Saudi Arabian Prison Service’.
It raised the prospect of the UK government profiting from the Saudi regime through Just Solutions international (JSi), the commercial brand for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) which is ‘promoting products and services to international justice markets’.
According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia executed 102 people in first six months of 2015 – more than in all of last year.