Illegal arms to DRC via UK firms

UK firms are directly involved in shipping arms from Eastern Europe into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Amnesty International’s report, Democratic Republic of Congo: Arming the east, reveals the role played by arms dealers, brokers and transporters from countries including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, the UK and USA.

It traces the supply of weapons and ammunition to the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda and their subsequent distribution to armed groups and militia in the eastern DRC that have been involved in atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

es the supply of weapons and ammunition to the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda and their subsequent distribution to armed groups and militia in the eastern DRC that have been involved in atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Amnesty is asking that supplier states (such as the UK) must carry out investigations into the arms supply and the UN in DRC to monitor all airports for illegal arms.  I would also ask how knowledgeable is the UK government about these arm shipments given that they sanction a huge amount of arms exports to various African countries.