Labour MP Ken Purchase calls Eric the ‘self appointed guardian of the world’s human rights agenda’ (2000)

Col Ian Henderson was a British military officer employed by the Bahraini ruling family as a chief of police. He was said to have overseen the torture of numerous Bahrainis who were arrested for anti-government activities. Eric tried hard to bring him to justice, but was always blocked by the British government, who were embarrassed by the situation. Labour MP Ken Purchase defended his reluctance to bring Henderson to trial by calling Eric the ‘self appointed guardian of the world’s human rights agenda’ with ‘extremist views’.

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