Arming Repression: The new British Imperialism in the Persian Gulf

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Protesters run for cover under clouds of tear gas © Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

The UK government is playing a key role in arming repression throughout the Persian Gulf, making a mockery of any commitment to democracy and human rights, according to a new report published by War on Want. From the training of sniper units to the sale of tear gas, and from the delivery of covert surveillance technologies to the provision of public order training, British officials and corporations, working closely together, are complicit in state violence in the Gulf.