A list of the countries invited to attend one of the world’s largest security trade shows, to be held this week in the UK behind closed doors, has prompted alarm among human rights groups, who fear it will be used to sell surveillance technology and crowd control equipment to some of the world’s most repressive regimes.

The list, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals that police and security personnel from 79 countries are expected to attend Security & Policing, a Home Office-sponsored fair held in Farnborough, Hampshire.

Reported by the Guardian. You can read the full story here. 

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