OpenDemocracy.net published an article yesterday by SLC Adviser, Professor Craig Scott that analyzes the consequences of both the US’ and Hillary Clinton’s cosy relationships with Egypt’s Mubarak and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Peiris. Referencing Lady Thatcher’s friendship with Pinochet, the piece is called ‘Taking Tea with Torturers’ and can be read here on OpenDemocracy.net.

For an earlier challenge by Professor Scott to UK Minister of Defence Liam Fox’s closeness to Sri Lankan President Mahinder Rajapaksa, see also the Sri Lanka Campaign blog posting: Liam Fox insists on visiting Sri Lanka‚Äôs Rajapaksa: What exactly is the UK Defence Secretary defending?