Amnesty International: Chinese and Russian arms fuels human rights abuses in Darfur

Arms sales from China and Russia are fuelling serious human rights violations in Darfur according to Amnesty International (AI). A new briefing paper documents arms flows to the region, including significant volumes of Chinese made ammunition for small arms with markings that show it was manufactured after an embargo on Darfur was established in 2004, with some made as recently as 2010. Brian Wood of AI said, "To help prevent further serious violations of human rights, all international arms transfers to Sudan should be immediately suspended“ and continued, “Until governments agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty with specific rules to respect human rights, UN arms embargoes will continue to be flouted and millions of people will continue to suffer the consequences of irresponsible arms transfers, as they do in Darfur”.