The Guardian reports that human rights groups have expressed concern at a major rise in UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Last month Saferworld and Amnesty commissioned a legal opinion from Professor Philippe Sands QC and other lawyers which concluded that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, were breaking national, EU and international law.
UK arms sales in the three-month period from July to September 2015 for the export category that covers missiles, rockets and bombs amounted to £1,066,216,510, the BIS documents show. They were sold under five separate licences.
You can see the official figures showing the details of the export licences here.
Tim Farron has accused David Cameron of putting profits before human rights.
The Government is putting profit before everything else, including human rights and regional stability.
We should be world leader in human rights and not a world leader in arms sales to unsavoury regimes.
Britain deserves better. There is strong evidence that these British weapons are being used against civilians in Yemen, which breaks international law. All arms contracts with Saudi Arabia should be suspended until there is firm, open proof that no laws have been broken and any new contracts should be signed of by the Defence Secretary for approval.
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