A senior SNP politician has defended an international trip paid for by a regime accused of war crimes and human rights abuses including the abduction of dissidents.
Scots council pension funds have shares worth £110 million in US arms giants linked to an alleged war crime in Yemen when 40 children were killed.
War crimes have been covered up in Yemen and the UK risks complicity in “laws-of-war violations” due to its supply of bombs made in Scotland to Saudi Arabia, claims a new report.
More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts around the world during 2017, raising questions about the arms trade.
28 firms from Scotland due to attend an arms fair dubbed a “festival of violence” - including a US arms giant with a factory in Fife.
Critics of the arms trade will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia.
The UK trained an air force at the centre of war crime allegations in Yemen how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs.
The High Court will hear a judicial review into UK weapons exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen’s war.
An SNP MP who criticised UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia has received more than £400 worth of hospitality from a defence lobby group.