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République tchèque

Czech President Gets Minor Injuries After Being Shot at with Replica Gun

28 September 2012

BBC News

A man armed with a replica pistol has fired at Czech President Vaclav Klaus at close range while he was opening a bridge in the north of the country. Footage of the incident from Czech television show Mr Klaus recoiling slightly but carrying on with the visit apparently unhurt. He was taken to hospital but suffered only minor bruising. His security detail has come in for harsh criticism for allowing the man to get so close to Mr... (

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Afrique australe,Afrique du Sud,Swaziland,Angola,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Mozambique,Namibie,Zimbabwe,Amérique centrale,Amérique du Sud,Caraïbes,Afrique centrale,Europe,Asie,Afrique,Amérique,Océanie,Botswana,Chine,République tchèque,Allemagne,Russie,États-Unis,Philippines,Italie

High Gun Death Risk for Young African Men, Women at Home - UN Study

19 February 2012

Southern Times (Southern Africa)

WINDHOEK - Young men in Southern Africa are at the greatest risk of cold-blooded murder, while women in the region are more likely than others from around the world to be killed in domestic violence, a UN agency says. The statistics from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) come as the region battles to contain the proliferation of gun-related crimes. Experts have said gun-related crime is a major problem in South Africa and Swaziland, and is on the rise in... (

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Slovaquie,Autriche,Azerbaïdjan,Serbie,Russie,Arménie,Turquie,Roumanie,République tchèque,Croatie,États-Unis,Bulgarie,Ukraine,Europe méridionale,Géorgie,Europe de l'Est

South Caucasian Republics Purchased 107,324 Small Arms in 2005-2010

4 January 2012 (Azerbaïdjan)

The South Caucasian republics purchased 107 324 small arms from various countries of the world in 2005-2010. APA reports quoting the UN Register of Conventional Arms that Georgia takes the first place among the South Caucasian republics on purchase of small arms during this period. Georgia bought 76 377 small arms from 7 countries. The submachine guns, short rifles, pistols, automatic rifles, pistol-machineguns, heavy machineguns, grenade launchers as well as the... (

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République tchèque

Arms Dealer Linked to Fatal Shootings in Czech Aircraft Factory Boardroom

10 November 2011

České Noviny (Prague)

KUNOVICE - Three men, including the assailant, died and one woman suffered light injuries in a shooting incident in the Czech Aircraft Industries plant in Kunovice today, regional police spokeswoman Jana Bartikova said. The shooting occurred in the company's headquarters shortly before noon. There was reportedly a meeting of the company board, some of whose members were killed. The police were alerted by the employees. The situation in the company was very dramatic.... (

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États-Unis,Russie,Europe,Afrique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Bahreïn,Égypte,Libye,Syrie,Yémen,Autriche,Belgique,Bulgarie,République tchèque,France,Allemagne,Italie,Royaume-Uni,Espagne,Inde

Major Arms Exporters Accused of Mideast Gun Sales Before Human Rights

24 October 2011

al Jazeera

According to an Amnesty International report, the US, Russia and a number of European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year's uprisings. The report says that these arms deals were signed despite evidence of a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations. The human rights group reports that in the five years preceding the Arab spring $2.4bn... (

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Allemagne,France,République tchèque,Bulgarie,Royaume-Uni,Belgique,Autriche,Yémen,Syrie,Libye,Égypte,Bahreïn,Amérique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Europe,États-Unis,Russie,Italie,Espagne

Arab Spring Abuses Show Need for Arms Trade Curb - Amnesty

18 October 2011

Reuters (Africa)

LONDON - Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in the Middle East and North Africa in recent years, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. Rights group Amnesty said the failings showed the need for a meaningful international arms trade treaty to choke off the supply of weapons to countries seen at risk of turning them on their own people. "The Arab Spring... (

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Kirghizistan,République tchèque,Pakistan,Afghanistan,Asie centrale,Russie,Ouzbékistan,Chine,Kazakhstan,Union Européenne,États-Unis,Colombie,Iran

Smuggling of Small Arms in Central Asia Is Endemic - British Expert

2 August 2011

Journal of Turkish Weekly (Turkey), Transcript

British intelligence analyst and journalist Richard M. Bennett says the Fergana Valley is extremely vulnerable to the covert smuggling of arms and drugs, despite the official reports of Central Asian governments denying its highlighted status. Mr. Bennett told JTW that Russia has been responsible for an overwhelming amount of illegal arms circulating in ex-Soviet Central Asia. In his view, Russia's military intelligence (GRU) is the mastermind of major trafficking... (

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Royaume-Uni,Suisse,Russie,Norvège,Mexique,Japon,Italie,Allemagne,Autriche,République tchèque,Inde,Chine,Canada,Brésil,Australie,États-Unis

How Gun Control Laws Vary in 16 Countries Around the World

10 January 2011

Guardian (UK)

Australia Ownership is strictly prohibited unless there are "genuine reasons" such as licensed sport, animal control or employment requirements. Brazil If you are over 25 and have registered a weapon, you are free to keep it indoors. The country has the second-highest gun-related death rate after the US. Canada Significantly stricter than the neighbouring US. To acquire a licence, applicants must undertake a safety course, pass a criminal records check and be... (

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République tchèque,Kenya

Police Find Another 30,000 Kenyan, Czech Bullets in Suspect's Home

1 February 2010

Associated Press

NAROK, Kenya - Kenya's police chief says officers have seized another cache of bullets at the premises of a man already facing charges for a separate arms seizure last year. Matthew Iteere says police found the Kenyan and Czech-made bullets in a container at Munir Ahmed's garage. He says police seized two other containers but are yet to confirm their contents. Most of the 30,000 bullets are Kenyan, Iteere says. Such bullets are made at a government plant and only... (

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Afrique occidentale,République tchèque

Czech Government Builds Gun Marking, Tracing Capacity in West Africa

18 September 2009

United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) DC/3190, Media release

NEW YORK — Small arms experts from West African nations gathered in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, from 14 to 18 September to participate in a capacity-building workshop focusing on implementation of the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons. United Nations Member States adopted the document, also known as the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), as a tool to... (

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République tchèque

New Czech Gun Trade Legislation Enables Opaque Sales, Say Experts

21 May 2009

Prague Post

Five-thousand machine guns, six rocket launchers and thousands of RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launchers. Back in 2000, the Czech government surreptitiously issued licenses to local arms makers Ceská Zbrojovka and Moravia Arms for the sale of these and other weapons to Zimbabwe, a friendly neighbor of the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, where the weapons could not be exported directly due to international embargoes. The affair was enough to scandalize... (

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République tchèque,Slovaquie,Guatemala

Amnesty International Criticises Czech, Slovak Gun Exports to Guatemala

17 September 2008

Prague Monitor / CTK

LONDON/PRAGUE — The Amnesty International (AI) criticises the Czech Republic and Slovakia for arms exports to Guatemala in its latest report that CTK received from an AI spokeswoman Tuesday. The report says the Czech Republic and Slovakia were among the biggest exporters of small handguns to Guatemala in 2004-2006 when over 15,000 were killed, mainly by firearms. According to AI, there are some 1.8 million firearms in Guatemala and 90 percent of them are not... (

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Slovaquie,États-Unis,Afghanistan,Albanie,Bulgarie,Roumanie,République tchèque,Hongrie

Slovakia Sold Ammunition to Miami Gun Dealer, Pentagon for Afghan War

8 April 2008

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / SME (Bratislava), Transcript

Slovakia has traded in arms with the AEY company, which is being investigated over fraud in the United States. The daily New York Times found out that the company had been selling old Chinese ammunition from Albania to the Afghanis for decades, claiming that it was from Hungary. It purchased other weapons and munitions for the Afghanis in Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. It is not clear what exactly happened to the munitions and under what... (

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République tchèque

Hunter Turns Up Drunk at Czech Police Station to Collect Seized Gun

18 December 2007

Prague Daily Monitor / CTK

BRNO — A local huntsman whose gun was seized by police before a recent hunt when they detected 0.3 per thousand alcohol in his blood, surprised the officers Monday when he turned up at the police station to pick his gun — in a completely blind-drunk state. "It was enough for him to open his mouth and greet us, and the officers immediately grasped the breathalyser. His breath smelled of alcohol again Monday," the police spokesman has told CTK. The 39-year-old... (

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Royaume-Uni,Europe,République tchèque

UK Police Want Europe to Ban Sales of Handguns Smuggled to Britain

7 November 2007

BBC News

Police are calling for sweeping changes to European gun laws. The Greater Manchester force says half of the weapons its officers have seized this year can be bought easily over the counter, and without a licence in many countries. The BBC's Ten O'Clock News went undercover in Prague to find out how easy it is to obtain a weapon. We went to the Czech capital to find out if we could buy a gun and found it shockingly easy. We sent an undercover reporter, posing as... (

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République tchèque,Autriche

Illegal Czech Gun Factory Rebuilt Machine Guns for Smuggling to Austria

23 March 2007

United Press International

Czech and Austrian police have arrested 12 alleged members of a suspected international arms smuggling ring, Prague Radio said Friday. Nine Austrians and three Czechs had their caches of weapons outside the southern Czech town of Znojmo, close to the border with Austria, police charge. The smugglers were making decommissioned machine guns usable again and transferred the weapons across the border to Austria for sale, police allege. In a raid, police uncovered 24... (

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République tchèque,Slovaquie

Czech Arms Trader Accused of Illegal Gun, Ammunition Sales to Slovakia

9 March 2007

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / CTK News Agency (Prague), Transcript

PRAGUE — Czech police accused arms trader Petr Bernatik, owner of the Technoex company, of illegal sale of machine guns and ammunition to Slovakia, the daily Hospodarske Noviny writes today. The case points to bad regulations concerning arms exports. The Czech laws allows for various interpretations and a number of exceptions, the paper writes. A Czech court recently acquitted representatives of another arms trader, the Multiagro company, of charges of illegal arms... (

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République tchèque,Afghanistan

Czech Government Approves Donation of 20,000 Guns to Afghanistan

21 February 2007

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / CTK news (Prague), Transcript

PRAGUE — The Czech government today approved the plan to donate 20,000 automatic rifles and 650 machine guns worth 30 million crowns to Afghanistan. The Defence Ministry said the arms were redundant and that they would contribute to the international efforts to achieve security and improve democracy in the region. In early March, the Czech government is to decide on the donation of 12 transport and combat helicopters to the Afghan military. If the Mi-17 and Mi-24... (

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République tchèque

Czech Gun Owners Often Lose Firearms to Thieves, Say Police

23 January 2006

Ceske Noviny (Prague)

PRAGUE — Almost 311,000 people owned the gun licence at the end of last year, possessing about 622,000 weapons, the statistics from the police headquarters, published, said. The number of gun licences rose by 2300 and of firearms by almost 16,000. The highest number, over 230,000 Czechs, acquired the gun licence in order to protect their property and life. Huntsmen had 129,000, marksmen 124,000 and collectors 73,000 weapons. The holders of gun licences used... (

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République tchèque

Czech Firms in Arms Scandal

3 March 2005

News24 (South Africa)

PRAGUE — A newspaper on Thursday reported finding new evidence that Czech arms makers exported weapons to the Democratic Republic of Congo despite international embargoes during the country's recent war. The ongoing investigation into sales of thousands of machine guns, anti-tank rockets and missile launchers in 2000 also linked the alleged deals to Czech Prime Minister Stanislav Gross, who was then serving as interior minister, and former Foreign Minister Jan... (

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