UK accused of selling arms to Bahrain

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UK accused of selling arms to Bahrain

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:53 am

British government has been accused of providing 'tools of repression' for Arab regimes while they are cracking the pro-democracy demonstration .

British Foreign Office and the Campaign Against the Arms Trade revealed that Britain has supplied Bahraini government with several crowd control products such as "CS hand grenades, demolition charges, smoke canisters and thunder flashes".

The revelation confirms that Britain sold “tear gas , irritant ammunition, crowd control ammunition, small arms ammunition, ammunition for wall- and door-breaching projectile launchers” to Libya and “combat helicopters, military utility helicopters” to Algeria as well.

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