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Amnesty International has criticised the UK’s decision to export tear gas to Bahrain where multiple deaths have been caused as a result of its use by security forces.
Anti-arms trade campaigners will present a petition at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling on the UK government to end arms sales to repressive regimes.
Campaign Against Arms Trade is seeking judicial review of the UK government's failure to revoke any licences for arms exports to repressive Saudi Arabia.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Strategic Export Control Reports reveal the UK government continued to licence arms exports to Libya till the end of 2010.
Arms export licences from European Union countries totalled a record €40.3 billion in 2009, up 20 per cent on 2008
A new bill which campaign groups warn could precipitate human rights and environmental damage by UK companies is being rushed through parliament a day before the Government releases its 'green' budget.
News that Britain may have become the world's largest arms exporter last year has been met by a warning from campaigners that the majority are still being sent to oppressive regimes.
Thirty UK Church leaders have signed a statement calling for the closure of the government arms sales unit, the Defence Export Service Organisation (DESO).
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