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Reino Unido,Estados Unidos,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Jordania

Former UK Gun Lobby Leader Nears Plea on US-Middle East Gun Running

27 March 2011

Tennessean (Nashville)

Illegally trafficked assault rifles and gun parts manufactured in Nashville ultimately found their way to Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to federal court documents unsealed Wednesday. The documents — sworn statements written by federal agents in support of search warrants for facilities owned by Sabre Defence Industries — reveal many new details about an alleged conspiracy to skirt U.S. regulators and law enforcement... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbian Weapon Maker Foresees 30% Rise in Sniper Rifle Exports

12 January 2011

Bloomberg (USA)

Zastava Oruzje, a Serbian weapons maker, made $17 million of sales abroad in 2010 and expects the figure to rise 30 percent this year as a result of contracts to sell sniper rifles to Jordan and Indonesia, Blic reported, citing General Manager Rade Gromovic. The maker of handguns, military and hunting rifles also plans to continue supplying the Iraqi and Afghan armies until at least 2014, the newspaper... (GunPolicy.org)

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Wedding Guest Hit by Celebratory Gunfire, Jordanian Shooter Gets 5 Years

9 January 2011

Al Rai / Ghazi Mirrors

AMMAN - A Criminal Court on Sunday in its first ruling of its kind developed accused the oldest on the shots fired at a wedding I'm his sister, resulting in injury to an audience imprisonment with hard labor five years after the criminalization of a felony attempted murder of intent and in accordance with the provisions of Article 326 and 70 of the Penal Code and the terms of Article 67 of the law. [Google translation] Translated summary from IANSA Update, 13 Jan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Iraq,Jordania

Blackwater Faces Millions in Fines for 'Unauthorised' US-Iraq Gun Exports

9 November 2008

Public Record (USA), Web Page

Private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide may be slapped with millions of dollars in fines by the State Department for shipping weapons to law enforcement facilities in Iraq and Jordan without authorization, according to a report published in the magazine Government Executive. "Officials in the Commerce Department, which has jurisdiction over some military exports, are conducting a related regulatory review of Blackwater shipments," the magazine reported, citing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Celebratory Gunshots, Stray Bullets Often Cause Injury, Death in Jordan

17 July 2008

National (Abu Dhabi)

AMMAN — Bayan Tayeb turns two this month, but unlike most toddlers her age, she cannot walk, talk or see thanks to a stray bullet that struck her right eye and damaged her brain last year. She was the victim of a celebration, not a war. Bayan was sitting on her mother's lap in the front garden of their home in a suburb of the capital of Amman, when revellers at a wedding fired a gun in celebration. "I thought she was hit by a stone at first, and I was shocked when... (GunPolicy.org)

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Peru's Ex-spymaster Gets 20 Years in Jail for Global Gun Trafficking

22 September 2006

Associated Press

CALLAO, Peru — Peru's former spymaster was sentenced to 20 years in prison for engineering a deal that sent 10,000 assault rifles to Colombian guerrillas, the harshest verdict yet against the powerbroker behind ex-president Alberto Fujimori's autocratic rule. Vladimiro Montesinos, 61, appeared impassive as a tribunal of judges on Thursday declared him guilty, closing a nearly three-year trial that has heard testimony resembling a spy thriller with gun buys in Jordan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Taiwán,Jordania,Emiratos Árabes Unidos

Taiwan to Increase Exports of Unmarked Guns to Friendly Countries

2 May 2006

Taipei Times / NTIS

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said it will export more military goods to the nation's allies and other countries in an effort to boost Taiwan's diplomatic clout. "Some foreign countries are impressed with the excellent quality of Taiwan's military goods. So the MND has proposed establishing a company in charge of exporting small arms to our allies and friendly countries," Deputy Minister of National Defense Ko Cheng-heng told the legislature's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Case Study: The Export of P90 Submachine Guns from Belgium to Jordan

20 October 2004

Actuel / RTBF TV (Belgium), Transcript

In spring 1998, the Government of Jordan ordered 100 P90 submachine guns (including 20 equipped with laser scopes) from FN Herstal in Belgium. Officially, they are meant to equip Jordanian Special Forces charged with assuring the close protection of the royal family. The 20 laser-equipped guns were delivered on 17 June 1998 and the 80 classical guns on 2 August; transport was assured by a Royal Jordanian airliner. It subsequently emerged that Jordan did not order the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordan Donates Guns

5 August 2004


Jordan has given automatic rifles, machine guns and ammunition and 150 armored personnel carriers (APCs) to the new Iraqi Army, and is considering a request from Baghdad to donate 50 tanks, according to Jordanian official sources. "About 50 BTR-90 APCs that were in service in Jordan's Special Operations Forces have been donated to Iraq to boost the capabilities of the new Iraqi Army," Brig. Gen. Ahmad Serhan Faqeeh, commander of Jordanian Special Forces, said Aug. 5.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Jordania,Asia Occidental

Intifada's Weapons Flow Easily Through Jordan

12 December 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

MAAN, Jordan — Jordan is America's key ally in the Arab world, a member of the U.S.-led coalition to fight terror and a friendly neighbor of Israel. But it is also a major transit route for weapons smugglers who arm the intifada that has been bleeding Israel for more than two years. Since August, Jordanian law enforcement has arrested at least eight suspected gunrunners from Iraq to the Palestinian territories and convicted four more. Jordan's military court said it... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Jordania

Feds: Men Sent Guns to Jordan

8 June 2002

Cincinnati Post (Ohio)

Two Jordanians, one a U.S. citizen living in Mason, are charged by the federal government of buying 470 handguns from a North College Hill store and shipping them to Jordan. Atallah Adwani, 45, of Mason, and Samaan Elias Hattar were indicted late Thursday by a federal grand jury sitting in Cincinnati. They are accused of buying the guns between 1995 and 1998 and illegally shipping them to Jordan, where they were resold. "Samaan Hattar would travel into the United... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Law Places Restrictions on Firearms Use

24 July 2001

Jordan Times

AMMAN, Petra — A Royal Decree was issued on Monday endorsing the provisional revised law on firearms and ammunition, which was recently approved by the Cabinet. According to the revised law, the Cabinet will specify areas where holding and possessing firearms is governed by the written approval of the interior minister. The new law strictly prohibits the firing of a weapon without a valid justification. The unlawful firing of a weapon or use of a firearm without the... (GunPolicy.org)

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