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Arms trade to Middle East and North Africa shows failure of export controls

Publication Date:  19 October 2011 A number of key arms manufacturers supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Amnesty International Index Number:  ACT 30/117/2011 The USA, Russia and European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year’s uprisings despite having evidence of a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations, Amnesty International said today in a new report. Arms Transfers To The Middle…

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