British government ministers have been complicit in millions of deaths since 1945, so don’t be surprised that they won’t face justice over coronavirus

By Mark Curtis Declassified UK, 2 May 2020 The UK government’s failure to provide protective equipment to all health staff treating coronavirus victims prompts questions whether ministers are legally culpable for failing to prevent deaths. But UK ministers routinely act with impunity and every prime minister since 1945 has been complicit in deaths abroad. At […]

British government continues to aid repression in human rights-abusing countries, new data shows

by Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard Declassified UK, 20 September 2019 The British government is continuing to approve the export of hi-tech surveillance equipment and software of the type that is being used by states abusing human rights to monitor and repress dissent, new government figures show. The government’s exports of “telecommunications interception equipment” to […]

Bangladesh: Declassified

Documents ‘US embassy cables: UK police trained Bangladeshi paramilitaries condemned for human rights abuses’ (US Embassy Bangladesh, 14 May 2009) Articles ‘Bangladesh interrogation centre where Britons were taken to be tortured’ (Guardian, 7 January 2011) ‘UK faces legal challenge from family of Bangladeshi allegedly tortured by “death squad”’ (Guardian, 31 December 2010) ‘WikiLeaks cables: Bangladeshi […]