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Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

Gove was right to pull out of the deal to train prison officers in Saudi Arabia

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British government called Just Solutions International winning a contract to train prison officers in a country that has executed 175 people in the past year, many of them in public beheadings for offences such as sorcery, witchcraft, adultery and political activism.

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