Reports: Germany


CASE 01: GLOBAL NET German arms exports for genocide: Mauser rifles and Krupp cannons used in the genocide of Armenians by Ottoman armed forces (1895 – 1915)“.

Our historical research is documented: Regular Turkish troops and members of the „Gendarma“ and sometimes also German officers were involved in almost all actions in the systematic genocide of more than one million Armenians. Most of the aggressors were armed with Mauser rifles or carbines, and hundreds of Krupp cannons were in use. Weapons exported from Germany provided the material basis for the genocide, German officers
contributed to its ideological basis.

For more information see Case 01

CASE 02: GLOBAL NET „The illegal Mexico deal – the exports of thousands and thousands of G36 assault rifles from Heckler & Koch to Mexican regions of conflict (from 2006 to 2009)“:

The criminal complaint filed by German anti-arms trade activist Jürgen Grässlin, chair of the Arms Information Centre in Germany, has led to the conviction of former Heckler & Koch employees and a fine of 3.7 million euros against Heckler & Koch. Activists and prosecutors were able to prove that 4702 type G36 assault rifles were illegally taken to forbidden provinces suffering from raging conflict in Mexico. Regardless of the court verdict, thousands have since been killed with G36 rifles in the Mexican drug war.

For more information see Case 02

CASE 04: GLOBAL NET „The illegal Colombian deal – how SIG Sauer illegally exported more than 38,000 pistols to the Colombian civil war (from 2009 to 2011) via SIG Sauer Inc. in the USA“.

The illegal Colombian deal was exposed by the criminal complaint filed by Paul Russmann and Jürgen Grässlin in July 2014 for the German “Outcry” campaign to stop the arms trade. In spring 2019, the Kiel Regional Court sentenced leading SIG Sauer managers from the USA and Germany to suspended prison terms and fined the company for around 11 million Euros.
For more information see Case 04.
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