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Rich Countries Criticized For Fueling Global Arms Trade

23 June 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A campaign group has accused the world's richest nations of continuing to sell arms to regimes that use the weapons to abuse human rights.

That's according to a report published by the Control Arms Campaign, a group comprised of organizations including Oxfam and Amnesty International.

They say the world's most industrialized nations, the G-8, are responsible for more than 80 percent of global arms sales and part of that goes to the world's poorest and most corrupt countries.