Arms firm Sig Sauer sued in Germany over “illegal export” of weapons to Mexico used to kill at least 12 people, one of them an activist against feminicide

Author: Ben Knight, DW (Germany), Published on: 1 September 2015

“German gunmaker Sig Sauer faces criminal charges over Mexico drug killings”, 31 Aug 2015

…German anti-weapons campaigner Jürgen Grässlin has filed charges against Sig Sauer after revelations that a Mexican drug cartel member used one of the company's 9mm handguns to kill 12 people - including a prominent human rights campaigner. The charges - on suspicion of illegal weapons exports - were filed following the release of Chihuahua court documents about the 2010 murder of Marisela Escobedo. The 52-year-old woman became a prominent activist in Chihuahua after a man...confessed...murdering her 16-year-old daughter...Sig Sauer…according to ARD… has claimed that the murder weapon was produced at…the US, and sold, probably in a batch of several hundred, to a legal dealer in Mexico…


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Related companies: L&O Holding Sig Sauer (part of L&O Holding)