Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Stop Arming Saudi

Dear Julian Sturdy,

I am deeply concerned about the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, and the UK's complicity through its continuing arms sales.

I am writing to urge you to speak out against UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and to attend a parliamentary debate on Wednesday 8th June from 9.30am to 11am on "Human rights and the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia."

The UK government has continued to support the Saudi-led air-strikes in Yemen despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.

This is in clear violation of UK's own guidelines on arms sales, and European and international law, and makes a mockery of the government’s claims to 'rigorously' control arms exports.

I am pleased that Parliament’s Committees on Arms Export Controls have launched an inquiry into UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and that the High Court is being asked to examine their legality.

Please speak out on my behalf by urging the government to stop arming Saudi Arabia and, if you can, signing EDM 136.

Yours sincerely

Tom Franklin

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