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High Court to hear arms to Indonesia case against UK Government

The High Court will today consider whether to allow a legal challenge to the Government’s arms to Indonesia policy to proceed. A human rights activist from Aceh, Indonesia is challenging by judicial review the legality of the UK’s supply of arms to Indonesia. Aguswandi claims the continued licensing of military exports to

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Legal action launched against UK Government’s arms to Indonesia policy

A human rights activist from Aceh, Indonesia has today launched proceedings against the UK Government challenging by Judicial Review the legality of the UK’s supply of arms to Indonesia. Mr Aguswandi claims the continued licensing of military exports to Indonesia breaks UK and EU export control laws which clearly state that export licences for

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Human Rights Day Protest at Crewe Small Arms Factory

Local supporters of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and other local peace and human rights groups will take part in a protest outside a BAE Systems small arms factory in Radway Green, Nr Crewe on Wednesday 10 December, International Human Rights Day. The visit is the 40th and final protest in CAAT’s

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Dismay as British Armoured Vehicles Join War in Aceh

Evidence has emerged that British-built Saracen armoured vehicles are being used by the Indonesian military, TNI, in its brutal war in Aceh. The vehicles have been photographed on patrol with the elite shock troops of the army’s strategic command, Kostrad. TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign and Campaign Against Arms Trade

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Arms fair invite to Tanzania puts profit before tackling poverty

Secret list finally released Press conference 5th September, London Euston (see below) Campaigners reacted with horror this morning when it was revealed that Tanzania, Angola and Israel have been secretly invited to shop for weapons at next week’s London arms bazaar. Following controversy about the UK Government licensing a £28

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Government invites Syria to shop for weapons in London

Outrage as Axis of Evil asked to London arms bazaar Now release secret invite list, campaigners demand Press conference 5th September, London Euston Campaigners against next month’s London arms bazaar have condemned revelations that the British government has invited Syria to shop for arms at a huge weapons exhibition in London in just two

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Protests challenge London arms bazaar

Thousands of protesters are gearing up to challenge the UK’s biggest ever arms exhibition Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEI) 9-12th September 2003, ExCeL Centre, London Docklands How to apply for your press pass into the arms fair Protests and actions planned, with dates Scandals at previous London arms bazaar London Docklands could

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Arms Companies targeted in Stop the Arms Trade Week

The London-based non-governmental organisation Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) ended a successful week of site visits to arms companies today. Chris Cole, CAAT’s Local Campaigns Co-ordinator, spent the last five days visiting arms export companies in Yeovil (30th May), Bridgwater (30th May), Portsmouth (2nd June), Titchfield (2nd June), Cowes – Isle of

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