A coalition of human rights group have asked UK Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw an invitation extended to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit the UK.
The coalition, including the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK), sent a letter on Monday to the prime minister saying the visit was not in the UK’s interest, nor in the interest of the peoples suffering from the Crown Prince’s adventurism.
“The Saudi regime … has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Torture, arbitrary detention, and other appalling abuses are widely documented,” the letter said.
“It shames us as a nation to support and associate with a brutal dictator who uses hunger as a weapon, and has allowed the largest cholera epidemic in history to develop in Yemen,” it added.
May had invited the crown prince and Saudi King Salman in December to visit the UK in 2018 amid…