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Police Scotland Trained Saudi & Bahraini Officers Without Human Rights Checks


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Police Scotland Trained Saudi & Bahraini Officers Without Human Rights Checks

Reprieve

Scottish Police provided training to senior officers from the Saudi and Bahraini police forces without carrying out any human rights checks, Freedom of Information requests by international human rights organisation Reprieve and BBC Scotland have revealed.

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain both use the death penalty and torture against people accused of involvement in protests. The Saudi authorities have also sentenced significant numbers of children to death – at least three of whom are currently on death row and could face execution at any time.