Margot Parker calls for pressure to be put on Saudi government to stop shocking treatment of children

Published Jan 03, 2017

SetHeight500-Margot-3.jpgMargot Parker, UKIP’s women and equalities spokesman, has called for pressure to be put on Saudi Arabia to stop its horrendous treatment of children.

She said: “We have heard this week that the United Nations has called on the country to repeal laws which allow the stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children.

“It’s scarcely believable that, in 2017, we are even discussing such atrocities. Children older than 15 are still tried as adults and experts also said the Saudi government still does not recognise girls as full subjects, with male guardianship imposed on them.

“This is horrific – we must unify to make sure the Saudi government has the political will to change these practices.

“After all, it was Britain which was reported to have conducted vote trading deals with the Saudis to ensure both states were elected to the UN human rights council.

“These sickening violations need not just The United Nations, but all influential organisations worldwide to help facilitate change and stop this barbaric practice.”

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