General: GCHR IS REQUESTING FUNDS URGENTLY -UK STOP FLOGGING JUSTICE TO THE GULF

04.07.15

PLEASE HELP WITH FUNDS FOR AN IMPORTANT HIGH COURT CASE CHALLENGING UK COMPLICITY BY EXPORTING PRISON SERVICES TO THE GULF.

It has come to light that a commercial entity operating within the UK Ministry of Justice is bidding for prison services in Saudi and Oman. These bids are large scale and have been made without the usual statutory framework or parliamentary oversight. This case represents an important action in solidarity with human rights defenders incarcerated in Saudi Arabia and in Oman and there are also possible implications for the situation in Bahrain.

The application for judicial review represents an opportunity to challenge UK complicity in the human rights violations against human rights defenders in the Gulf.

There is no legal aid available and the case is being crowd funded. We desperately need more donations. One major donation of £2000 has been made but we are aiming to raise £5000 to take the case forward.

Please see this site to contribute: http://www.gofundme.com/saudiprisons