Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Amnesty International asks government to ban arms exports to Uganda

Amnesty International (AI) in Slovakia is appealing to the government to reconsider permitting the export of weapons to Uganda, where human rights are being seriously violated, news wire TASR reported.

According to United Nations information, Slovakia exported nine cannons and six rocket launchers to Uganda in 2002, say AI representatives.

At the same time, Uganda's army is providing military assistance to four military-political groups in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been torn by civil war since 1998.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).