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Gun Policy News, 9 June 2006

Liberia,Países Bajos

9 June 2006

Independent (UK)

A one-time used-car salesman who became the right hand man of Liberia's former warlord president Charles Taylor was convicted yesterday of breaking a UN arms embargo and jailed for eight years. A Dutch court found that Guus Kouwenhoven, 64, had sold weapons to Taylor in return for rights to the country's tropical timber. Kouwenhoven used his logging firm, Oriental Timber Company (OTC), to smuggle weapons into Liberia which were used by militias loyal to Taylor to kill... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Zelandia

9 June 2006

Scoop Independent News, Media release

Every year, throughout the world, roughly half a million men, women, and children are killed by armed violence — that's one person every minute. Together with international celebrities and activists Nicolas Cage, Joseph Fiennes, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson and Arundhati Roy over 12,000 New Zealanders have joined one million people calling for an international treaty on small arms trade by lending their faces to the Control Arms Million Faces global... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papúa-Nueva Guinea

9 June 2006

National (Port Moresby)

Ten Papua New Guinea Defence Force soldiers who were charged with allegedly stealing high-powered weapons and ammunitions to send to Mendi were acquitted yesterday by the Waigani National Court. In the same court, a policeman who was charged with two counts of allegedly stealing and selling a police-issue pistol and ammunition was also acquitted. Justice Nicholas Kirriwom set all the disciplined officers free after the state prosecutor was unable to produce evidence... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá,Estados Unidos

9 June 2006

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio)

Three handguns bought somewhere in Columbus might have helped authorities stop a terrorist plot to bomb Toronto's financial district and behead the prime minister of Canada. Border guards in August caught two Muslim men trying to cross the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, N.Y., with the guns — two loaded .38s and a 9 mm — duct-taped to their bodies. Officials at first thought they had cracked a routine gun-running scheme: smugglers buying cheap weapons in the United... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

9 June 2006

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Washington, DC

Illicit trade in small arms contributes to conflicts, lawlessness and instability in regions around the world. For that reason, the United States has provided more than $27 million to help various nations destroy surplus stockpiles of small arms and light weapons. It also offers regular technical assistance to countries seeking to produce stronger export/import controls on these weapons. The topics of illegal trafficking in arms, ineffective national controls and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos

9 June 2006

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Washington, DC

[Continued from record 1 of 2] IV. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) Q. What outcome to the Review Conference does the United States desire? A. The United States plans to go into the 2006 Review Conference with a positive agenda and seeks the following: - Identification of obstacles to the implementation of the 2001 Program of Action. - Implementation of the recently negotiated SA/LW marking and tracing instrument as well as the UN Firearms Protocol. - Effective... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas,África Occidental

9 June 2006

UN News Centre

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will lead a $30 million, five-year programme aimed at controlling the sales and trafficking of small arms in West Africa, where more than 8 million illicit weapons are in private hands, representing about half of all the small arms held illegally in the continent, the agency said. The Small Arms Control Project will focus on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and will also help build the capacity of... (GunPolicy.org)

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