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Amnesty demands control of arms trafficking

Danish shipping companies must be controlled better in order for them not being able to transport weapons to regimes suppressing their population with force. This demand was made by the Dansish branch of the human rights organisation Amnesty International at its annual meeting in Nyborg, Denmark this Sunday.

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Last December, Amnesty International revealed that the ship Marianne Danica from the shipping company H. Folmer & Co. delivered ammunition to the Egyptian security forces that wounded and killed many demonstrators.

Since then, the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has revealed that the shipping company has had several transports to Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates.

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