Arms treaty ‘must not be blunted’ – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2007 in armed forces, news, treaties, weapons by sally

“A treaty to ease the supply of military equipment from the US to UK forces must not be ‘blunted’ by over-restrictive regulations, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2007

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Diabetic in coma shot with Taser out of fear he was suicide bomber – The Times

Posted November 16th, 2007 in news, police, terrorism, weapons by sally

“A man who slipped into a diabetic coma on a bus was shot twice with a Taser gun because police mistook him for an Arab suicide bomber.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

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Palestinian takes on UK in court – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2007 in human rights, Israel, news, weapons by sally

“A 60-year-old Palestinian will begin a case against the UK government in the High Court later when he will say that sales of arms to Israel are illegal.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2007

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Stun guns “safe”, study suggests – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in news, police, weapons by sally

“Taser stun guns used by the police for law enforcement are safe – the injury rate is low and most injuries appear to be minor, a US study finds.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

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Britain accused on cluster bombs – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2007 in news, weapons by sally

“The UK government has been accused of trying to reclassify two kinds of cluster bombs so they can still be used after a proposed global ban begins.”

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BBC News, 18th September 2007

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Law ‘has failed to stop innocuous items being sold to make WMDs’ – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in export controls, news, weapons by sally

“Foreign agents attempting to buy ‘innocent’ components for weapons of mass destruction from British companies are still able to exploit Britain’s export laws despite the introduction of licensing restrictions, a group of senior MPs said yesterday.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

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Police to be allowed wider use of Tasers – Reuters

Posted July 20th, 2007 in news, police, weapons by sally

“Police officers will be able to use Taser stun guns on members of the public in a wider range of circumstances from Friday, the Home Office said.”

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Reuters, 19th July 2007

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