UK lawmakers warn government over arms sales to authoritarian regimes

March 20, 2015 12:07 AM

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LONDON (Reuters) - The British government should be "significantly more cautious" about approving licenses for arms exports to authoritarian regimes that may use those weapons for internal repression, a group of lawmakers said on Friday.

A report compiled by four of parliament's select committees found Britain had more than 5 billion pounds ($7.4 billion) worth of outstanding arms export licenses for countries on the government's human rights concern list.

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