Busy, busy, busy

News in Brief by PN staff

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is waiting to hear the results of a major appeal, on its legal case against British arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

In mid-April, the court of appeal in London heard legal arguments from CAAT that an earlier judgement in the high court should be overturned. The government should be banned from allowing such sales, CAAT believes.

Since the bombing of Yemen began in March 2015, the UK government has licensed £4.7bn worth of arms to the Saudi regime.

CAAT has been busy protesting in the last few months, including outside the DPRTE arms fair in Farnborough (blasting music and speeches over the fence) on 28 March, and inside the AGM of BAE Systems on 9 May (see Ameen Nemer’s account on p20).

CAAT is also running all over the country preparing people to take action at the DSEI arms fair in East London in September.

Topics: Arms trade