Friday, June 12, 2015

Saudi Arabia

Following my Parliamentary Question yesterday ( the barbarous and inhuman punishment of 1,000 lashes on Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger and founder of the Liberal Saudi Network, concern was expressed on all sides of the House. The Minister who replied, Joyce Aneley. didn't say whether she agreed that it was inappropriate for a country with such laws to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council, and whether the UK would try to get Saudi Arabia removed from the Council

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