Amnesty asks from EU to really stop arms transfer to Egypt

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An Egyptian security service's APC moves down a street after events commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 uprising which led to the fall of the Mubarak regime (Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015)

Amnesty International reported that 12 out of 28 EU member states have remained among Egypt’s main suppliers of arms and policing equipment, despite the EU-suspension on arms transfer to Egypt


Amnesty International urged the EU to really stop the arms transfers to Egypt, saying that the arms exports are fuelling killings and torture in the Southern Mediterranean country.

The EU has imposed an arms export suspension in Egypt after August 2013, when hundreds of protesters were killed by the Egyptian security forces. However, despite the suspension, Amnesty reported today that 12 out of the 28 EU member states have remained among Egypt’s main suppliers of arms and policing equipment.
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