The killing of at least 1,089 people over the past week underscores the urgent need for Egypt's security forces to comply with international standards on the use of force and firearms.
All governments must suspend the transfer of weapons of the type used by Egypt’s security forces in violent dispersals and unwarranted lethal force against sit-ins and other protests.
Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director for Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in response to the passing of United States Senator Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey.
As 62 countries formally signed the landmark Arms Trade Treaty today, Amnesty International challenged governments to rapidly and rigorously implement the lifesaving document. In the United States...