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Report highlights how arms supply is fuelling human rights abuses in South Sudan.

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25 July 2012

Ukrinmash did not respond to: Report highlights how arms supply is fuelling human rights abuses in South Sudan.

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1 June 2012

[PDF] South Sudan: Overshadowed Conflict

Author: Amnesty Intl.

This briefing paper focuses on fighting during 2011 in Mayom County...[South Sudan]. The briefing documents serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, as well as the origins and where possible supply routes of key weapons and munitions...[scroll to page 20] Exported by the Ukrainian state-owned...‘Ukrinmash’, the tanks and other equipment were transported on three ships from...Ukraine...to...Kenya...chartered...by...Marine Energy Trading...and Ace Shipping...The ships...were operated by...Beluga Shipping...and Ukraine Danube Shipping...Amnesty International is not alleging any wrongdoing by these shipping companies:...Beluga Shipping...informed Amnesty International...that…they were...under no legal obligation to stop the shipment, since German export controls on transportation only cover German-flagged ships...[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ukrinmash to respond to the concerns raised in this report but it declined to do so]

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