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EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Amnesty said 12 out of 28 EU countries had remained among the main suppliers of arms and policing equipment to EgyptAmnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union’s members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday. International organisations have accused Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of running an ultra-authoritarian and repressive regime since he deposed his democratically elected Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. In its report, Amnesty said “12 out of 28 EU member states have remained among Egypt’s main suppliers of arms and policing equipment”.

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