Thursday, April 10, 2008

SFO illegally dropped Saudi arms inquiry, judge rules

By Christopher Hope, Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 10:50am BST 10/04/2008

The Serious Fraud Office's decision to drop a probe into alleged bribery and corruption involving arms deals between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia was overturned by the High Court today.
The news will bring fresh pressure on the Government to reopen the probe which was controversially dropped after pressure from then prime minister Tony Blair 16 months ago.
The ruling is an extraordinary victory for anti-bribery pressure group Corner House Research and the Campaign Against Arms Trade.

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