Campaigners gunning for robust treaty

HUMAN rights campaigners have handed a visual petition created in the shape of one of the world’s most infamous firearms to Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White.

Members of the Mid-Warwickshire branch of Amnesty International asked visitors to the Leamington Peace Festival to show their support for a strong Arms Trade Treaty by making a tissue paper flower to stick on to the template of a Kalashnikov rifle.

This was then presented to Mr White at his office in Clemens Street last Friday.

The group has asked the Conservative MP to urge David Cameron to publicly express his support for a robust and human rights-compliant arms treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty is due to be signed at the United Nations Conference in New York on Friday July 27.