VIDEO: Corbyn confronts PM May over Saudi 'dictatorship'


Jeremy Corbyn clashes with British PM Theresa May over Saudi Arabia's membership of the UN Human Rights Council

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)
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Wednesday 26 October 2016 19:22 UTC

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn confronted Prime Minister Theresa May over Saudi Arabia's continued membership of the UN Human Rights Council, which is up for re-election later this month.

The opposition leader cited a UN panel that, in his words, "has warned that Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen has violated international law."

"Amnesty International says, and I quote 'executions are on the increase, women are widely discriminated against, torture is common, and human rights organisations are banned'," he said. 

Watch their exchange below: