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UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia

Headline Title:  UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia 04 March 2014 The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and human rights abuses that has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths each month, Amnesty International said as it called for a robust embargo to be restored.  In March 2013, the 21-year-old arms embargo on Somalia was partially lifted by the UN Security Council for one year, allowing the Somali government to import small arms and light weapons…

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