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AI calls on Moroccan parliamentarians to support an international treaty on limiting trade in weapon.

Summary: Amnesty International (Morocco section) staged, here Friday, a symbolic sit-in during which the Organization called on members of Moroccan parliament to adhere to "the Parliamentarians' Declaration" to support an international treaty on limiting trade in weapons.

Amnesty International (Morocco section) staged, here Friday, a symbolic sit-in during which the Organization called on members of Moroccan parliament to adhere to "the Parliamentarians' Declaration" to support an international treaty on limiting trade in weapons.a Several protesters waved banners calling upon the international community to work effectively in order to end trade in weapons which, among other things, arouse the hotbeds of tension and armed conflict. <p>aaa President of Amnesty Morocco, Mohamed Sektaoui, said in a press statement, that at the international level, the Organization initiated a week of mobilization in order to persuade governments and Parliamentarians around the world to contribute to the development of a Treaty which sets common and binding criteria.

aaa In this regard, Sektaoui called on the Moroccan parliamentarians to join this international action, by signing a petition that will be submitted to the UN Secretary General, at the meeting, next October, of the UN General Assembly to discuss the possibility of starting negotiations on an international treaty on arms trade, that is based on human rights respect and the prohibition of transferring weapons to risky areas.

aaa According to Amnesty International, international arms trade has become an uncontrollable phenomenon and armed violence causes the death of a thousand people every day and a significant number of injuries.

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