British police earned £3.3 million ($4.5 million) training security officiers in countries with repressive regimes including Gulf states criticised for their lack of freedoms, the Guardian newspaper has reported. The Home Office’s College of Policing provided “international leadership” training to police forces in 23 countries since it was setup in 2012. According to the paper, 89 per cent of the college’s funding comes from countries who practice the death penalty, which the UK opposes. “Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry is the college’s biggest leadership training client and has paid it more than £1.2m for 815 days’ training over the past six years,” the paper reported. According to campaign group Reprieve the Kingdom has executed 641 people since 2012. The UK body […]
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