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The UK government has invited authoritarian regimes which routinely abuse human rights to the London arms fair, Defence & Security Equipment international (DSEi).
Nine of the invitees are identified by the UK Foreign Office as countries with the most serious human rights concerns, including the return of Libya who were not invited in 2011.
But the arms dealers haven’t had it all their own way. Hundreds of people have taken action to disrupt the arms dealers ability to do their business. See the Stop the Arms Fair website for a full round-up.
Tomorrow, as arms dealers from around the world make more deadly deals in London, MPs will debate the role of UK Trade and Investment, the government’s trade promotion body. Please email your MP to ask them to challenge its role in pushing arms sales.
Within UKTI is a team of 150 civil servants whose job it is to promote weapons sales.
Please ask your MP to attend the debate tomorrow and sign EDM 503, a parliamentary petition on Arms Sales to Repressive Regimes, and speak out against UKTI’s role in pushing arms sales.
A short briefing is available here. If your MP can attend, please let us know.
There are still a number of events taking place to protest against the arms fair. Please check http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/ for the latest details.
And you can continue to take action to expose the arms trade in your area using CAAT’s arms trade map. Thank you for your support.
Campaign Against Arms Trade
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