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Report States UK Approved $1.95B Arm Deals to Govts it Blacklisted for Human Rights Violations

The UK has almost doubled its arms deals with governments that it has blacklisted as violators of human rights, figures show. The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May approved some £1.5 billion ($1.95 Billion) in arms licenses in 2017, up from £820 million it did the year before, the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) pressure group reported Wednesday. The licenses allowed weapons sales to 18 countries on Home Office blacklist, which includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan and the Is

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