Our government has invited a roll call of human rights abusers to sell them their deadly tools at DSEI

Andrew Smith - 3 September 2019

Recent weeks have seen a further intensification of the violence being inflicted on pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong. The police crackdown has only got worse, with clouds of tear gas becoming a regular sight on the streets. There is no doubt that some of that tear gas was made here in the UK, with images of UK-made canisters emerging across social media.

Despite the brutality and repression it has inflicted, the Hong Kong authorities will be one of many human rights abusing regimes that are coming to London next week for Defence & Security Equipment International 2019 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world... See more