In 2006 the Serious Fraud Office dropped its investigation into the allegations of bribery by BAE Systems in its dealings with Saudi Arabia. The investigation was cancelled due to Saudi government pressure

The Corner House and Campaign Against Arms Trade argue that the SFO’s decision was unlawful, not least because it broke international anti-bribery laws to which the UK is a signatory. The two groups are seeking a Judicial Review of the SFO's actions, challenging the government to reopen the investigation. They argue that the rule of law be observed and enforced. The British government can not be above the rule of law and neither can BAE Systems.

This benefit, at the Hammersmith Apollo on September 23, 2007, was in support of the cause to persuade the Serious Fraud Office reopen the investigation. To do this campaigners have had to take them to court, and the gig will help meet those legal costs

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A Seriously Funny Attempt To Get The SFO in The Dock

Last night’s benefit, organised by indefatigable Mark Thomas in an attempt to prove that the Serious Fraud Office acted unlawfully when it dropped its corruption…

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