Eletro-belts, spiked batons, even a gas chamber: EU seeks ban on trade in torture items

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom attends an interview with Reuters in Geneva, Switzerland June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) – Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and Mongolia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Reuters on Friday. ‚ÄúToday, you can buy all kinds of things on the Internet. You can buy spiked batons, […]

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