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Repressive Gulf Regimes Face Mounting Pressure From EU Legislators

by Stasa Salacanin – Fonte: © Inside Arabia Monday 2 November 2020 In recent weeks, European legislators increased the pressure on several Arab nations over their grave record of human rights abuses and their role in Yemen’s war, signaling that arms transfers contributing to human rights and international law violations are no longer tolerable for many EU states. European lawmakers adopted a motion on September 17, calling on EU member states to impose an embargo on arms as well as surveillance technology and other equipment on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt. The European Parliament (EP) also demanded member states to impose...

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Family of Giulio Regeni ‘betrayed’ by Italian PM over arms sale to Egypt

Lorenzo Tondo - Fonte: © The Guardian 16 giugno 2020 Murdered student’s mother and rights groups condemn $1.2bn deal approved by Giuseppe Conte Rights groups and the family of the murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni have heavily criticised an arms deal between Italy and Egypt worth an estimated $1.2bn (£960m). Regeni’s mutilated body was found by the side of a major road on the outskirts of Cairo in early 2016. His murder remains unsolved, but there are widespread suspicions that he was abducted, tortured and killed by Egyptian security forces. “The Italian state has betrayed us,” Regeni’s mother, Paola Deffendi,...

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Egypt, Italy to ink major arms deal despite human rights concerns

Redazione - Fonte: © Al Monitor 14 giugno 2020 It seems the Italian government has temporarily backed away from a military deal with Egypt. Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on June 10 that his country had not yet approved it, adding that the government is still weighing political considerations and analyzing the deal. Italy’s news agency ANSA had reported June 8 that the Italian government approved the sale of two FREMM frigates to Egypt and that the top management of the Italian Fincantieri marine industries company was involved in the sale.Rumors about the approval of the deal came after after a phone call between Egyptian President...

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European Gun Makers Are Quietly Supplying the Mexican Drug Wars

Robin Eveleigh - Fonte: © Vice 28 Jan 2020 ...Campaigner Carlo Tombola collaborated with Lindsay-Poland to expose the scale of Italy’s arms deals with Mexico, and said the social climate of the Val Trompia region, seat of Beretta’s HQ and home to the Beretta family’s imposing stone villa, is an "arrogant exhibition of power and wealth." "The family has interests in banking and they put on public shows of benevolence by funding art events and even a cancer charity,” he said. “Meanwhile Italian weapons exports and the lack of end use controls are pouring fuel on the fire of violence...

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U.S. shootings stir gun control debate in other countries

Elise Harris - Fonte: © Crux 7 aug 2019 ROME - Global Catholic leaders have raised their voices over the deaths of more than 30 people in mass shootings over the weekend in the United States, with several in both Mexico and Italy condemning racism and calling for stricter gun policies... ...In addition to Gnavi, several Vatican publications also weighed in on the shootings, including Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the “Vatican News” website, and Avvenire, the official newspaper for the Italian bishops’ conference. Notably, they each referred to statements made by the U.S. bishops, rather than issuing their own. In...

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Italian dock workers refuse to load cargo onto Saudi Arabian ship headed to Yemen

DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES 21. 05.2019 Italian dock workers refused to load shipment onto a Saudi cargo ship carrying weapons to Yemen, reports said Monday. The workers reportedly went on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves the port in Genoa. Rights campaigners say the weapons contravene a U.N. treaty because they might be used against civilians in Yemen. The Bahri Yanbu cargo has been touring European ports, allegedly picking up arms to be used in the war in Yemen. It arrived in Genoa, in north-west Italy, on Monday, amid protests by dockers. "We have news that the #BahriYanbu...

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What you need to know about gun laws and ownership in Italy

23 March 2018 - Fonte: ©The Local Within the G8, Italy has the highest number of gun homicides after the United States -- and it's hard to find data on exactly how many firearms there are in the country. Here are five key things to know about guns in Italy. Tough regulations for ownership Italians do not have a fundamental right to bear arms, and there are tough laws regulating both ownership and use of guns in the country. Before buying a gun, you first need to get a gun purchasing licence ( Licenza di porto d'armi o Nulla osta)...

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Italian gun laws change as leaders push “legitimate defense”

Halet Ott, Seth Doane - Fonte: ©CBS News 16 march 2019 Il video qui Brescia, Italy -- Italians make some of the most sought after firearms in the world. For decades they supplied the standard issue pistol of the U.S. military. Domestically, however, few Italians have owned guns for self defense. But now, analysts say a growing sense of insecurity -- and some of the country's new leaders -- are bringing a shift in Italy's gun laws and culture, and despite falling crime rates, more Italians are arming themselves for security. "Gun Valley" Italy has produced over 1 billion dollars worth...

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Turkmenistan: A Dictator, Millions of Euros, and Italy’s Bureaucracy

25 January 2019 - Fonte: ©Bellingcat Turkmenistan is among the world’s most repressive countries, and is largely closed off to the outside world. When it comes to press freedom, only North Korea and Eritrea are rated worse. The president and his associates have total control over all aspects of public life in Turkmenistan. Yet the country is nonetheless a major buyer of EU arms, with Italy supplying by far the biggest part. We took a closer look at Italian arms deliveries to Turkmenistan — and traced a selection of arms despite the general lack transparency. Read the article on Bellingcat website Photo: The...

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Italy Loosens Gun Laws as Matteo Salvini Polishes His Tough Guy Image

Emma Johanningsmeier - Fonte: The New York Times 07 novembre 2018   ROME — At a police convention in October, Matteo Salvini, the most powerful figure in Italy’s populist government, ran his hands over an enormous military-grade sniper rifle and posed with a submachine gun. Before elections this year, he campaigned at a gun show and signed a cooperation pledge with a group advocating looser gun laws in Italy. “It’s tradition,” Mr. Salvini said of hunting and responsible gun ownership when he signed the pledge. “It’s culture.” Italian culture, linked in the popular imagination with fine art, fashion and good...

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