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*PARTNER CONTENT* Redfish investigates Germany's arms export

July 30, 2018 at 18:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany is famous for its strict arms export regulations, but it is also the fourth biggest arms exporter in the world.

German weapons often end up in countries and regions which German arms manufacturers are prohibited from selling to.

One of Germany's most famous small arms producers, Heckler and Koch, are on trial in Stuttgart after a former employee blew the whistle on the company's sales to Mexico of G36 rifles which ended up being used in the killing of some of the 43 students who were kidnapped in Iguala State in 2014.

German bombs have also been used in Saudi airstrikes that have killed Yemeni civilians.

redfish investigates how Germany's arms manufacturers avoid regulation by harbouring close relationships with German politicians and exploiting loopholes in the country's weapons control laws.

To get a full transcript of this video in English, Spanish or German, please contact cd@ruptly.tv

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Germany is famous for its strict arms export regulations, but it is also the fourth biggest arms exporter in the world.

German weapons often end up in countries and regions which German arms manufacturers are prohibited from selling to.

One of Germany's most famous small arms producers, Heckler and Koch, are on trial in Stuttgart after a former employee blew the whistle on the company's sales to Mexico of G36 rifles which ended up being used in the killing of some of the 43 students who were kidnapped in Iguala State in 2014.

German bombs have also been used in Saudi airstrikes that have killed Yemeni civilians.

redfish investigates how Germany's arms manufacturers avoid regulation by harbouring close relationships with German politicians and exploiting loopholes in the country's weapons control laws.

To get a full transcript of this video in English, Spanish or German, please contact cd@ruptly.tv

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