Lydia Noon

Freelance journalist focusing on activism, the Middle East and refugees.

How a London arms fair shields the war on Yemen

How a London arms fair shields the war on Yemen At the invitation of the UK government, this week Saudi representatives are buying bombs in London at DSEI, the world’s largest weapons fair, and the state-owned arms company, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), is exhibiting its equipment to equally unscrupulous regimes. At the same time, a different kind of exhibition is going on: the work of Ahmad Jahaf, Yemeni graphic designer, digital artist and freelance reporter, is being displayed a

Stansted15: ‘To be found guilty of a terror-related charge is devastating’

Today is Human Rights Day and fifteen migrant rights campaigners, dubbed the Stansted15, have just been found guilty of a terror-related charge by a jury. After a nine-week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court for preventing a chartered immigration removal flight from taking off on 28 March last year, the protesters were convicted of putting the safety of Stansted airport and passengers at risk.
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