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Organisers of world's largest arms fair in London accused of failing to stop promotion of equipment 'used in torture' (UK)

Author: Cahal Milmo, Independent (UK), Published on: 11 September 2013

The organisers of one of the world’s largest arms fairs in London were...accused of failing to crack down on the sale of equipment that could could be used in torture after two exhibitors were found to be illegally marketing shackles and electric stun weapons. Human rights campaigners discovered the two companies, French firm MagForce International and Chinese company Tian Jin MyWay International Trading, were offering leg irons and electric batons...in catalogues on display at the...Defence and Security Equipment International...[E]xecutives for both MagForce and Tian Jin MyWay insisted that the items were not being offered for sale in Britain and were part of general sales literature used for customers around the world...MagForce said: “As far as I am aware we have never sold any of these items. Most of our customers are in Africa. We act as a supplier and we do not manufacture these goods.”...DSEI...said it had passed the matter to HM Revenue & Customs for further investigation...“We can confirm that Tian Jin Myway...and MagForce...have been ejected from DSEI having been found with literature in breach of our compliance policy...[refers to BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman]

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Related companies: BAE Systems Northrop Grumman