‚US, Russia, European states ignored human rights fears‘

19.10.2011                      21.Tischrei. 5772                       Hoschanah Rabbah


'US, Russia, European states ignored human rights fears'

Amnesty International condemns countries for selling weapons to Middle East, North Africa governments, says Arab Spring shows need for curb.

Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in the Middle East and North Africa in recent years, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday.
Rights group Amnesty said the failings showed the need for a meaningful international arms trade treaty to choke off the supply of weapons to countries seen at risk of turning them on their own people….