One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist, say analysts

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Figures show that since 2008 Britain has sold weaponry worth £12bn to countries about which government has serious concerns

Nearly a third of arms exports authorised by Britain over the past decade were to nations identified by the government as among the worst for human rights, new figures reveal.

Military arms deals worth an estimated £39bn were approved between 2008 and 2017, £12bn of which went to states included on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights “priority countries” list, according to analysis by Action on Armed Violence.

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