Sunday, October 28, 2007

Protest the Saudi State visit

Info below about a protest this Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saudi Arabian Embassy
30-32 Charles Street, W1J 5DZ

The Saudi dictator King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is arriving in Britain on a 3-day state visit at the invitation of the British Government on 30th October 2007.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. There are no political parties, free elections, independent media or trade unions. Furthermore, human rights violations are rampant - including the lack of basic rights for women, the repression of gays, the widespread use of torture and the practice of public beheadings.

The British and US governments continue to help prop up this dictatorship, not least because of the massive oil reserves that exist in Saudi Arabia. Just recently, Britain sold 72 Eurofighters to this barbaric regime.

Come along on 31st October to stand in solidarity with the Saudi people, to oppose the Saudi dictatorship, and to demand the British government stop propping up this murderous tyranny.

Speakers :
Katy Clark MP, John McDonnell, Yahya al Alfaifi (an exiled Saudi trade unionist), Sandy Mitchell (a Briton who was imprisoned for 2 years in Saudi Arabia and subjected to horrific torture), Murad Qureshi (Labour member of the GLA) and Peter Tatchell.

The Embassy is right next to Green Park station. See here for directions.

John McDonnell has tabled the following EDM condemning the state visit.

The organisers are asking people to write to their MP to ask them to sign Early Day Motion 2102 condemning the Saudi human rights record - just drop a quick message at .