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.
A report from the Yemen Data Project on the war there found a notable shift in targeting from the Saudi-led coalition with air raids on non-military targets double those recorded on military targets.
At least 50 arms company employees had passes for Ministry of Defence premises this year, allowing them privileged access to Whitehall.
Public sector workers will be "shocked and appalled" to learn of the arms industry investments, say critics.
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.
A freedom of information request has revealed the Ministry of Defence delivered training sessions to Saudi Arabia’s Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT).