U.S. weapons sales to governments that use force against peaceful protestors? Not on our watch.
Yesterday, we told you about the $53 million in armaments that the U.S. government hopes to sell. The buyer? Bahrain.
This is hard to believe. Ever since popular protests broke out across the Middle East and North Africa, the security and police forces of Bahrain -- a small country adjacent to Saudi Arabia -- have used excessive force against peaceful protesters, injuring and killing its citizens.
We know that isn't right -- the U.S. should not sell weapons to any country if it's likely they will be used to carry out or facilitate serious violations of human rights.
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The U.S. has supplied weapons to many countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 5 years that have been in the headlines for using force against their own people, including Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen.
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Advocacy Director, Middle East & North Africa
Amnesty International USA
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