What weapons from German (licence) production have caused
Germany is the world’s third largest weapons export nation. The recipient countries include Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other states, some of which have an abysmal human rights record.
An estimated one and a half million people have been killed by so-called small weapons and many other individuals have been disfigured and traumatised. Despite the bare figures being shockingly high, they do not give you a real feel for the suffering people had to endure as a result of German weapons.
We give the victims and those people who have witnessed the consequences of German arms exports a voice by inviting various individuals to Germany to report on their destiny. We understand these journeys as a contribution to breaking the silence about the practice of German arms exports. We will inform you about the place and time in due course.
Subsequently, we will introduce two witnesses who are exemplary of many others.
Hayrettin, a Kurdish teacher, spent a happy childhood in his native village Narlica, Turkey. During the armed conflict between the Turkish army and the PKK, his village was largely destroyed through G3-weapons and mortars. See his biography (available only in German)
Abdirahman Dahir Mohamed
Abdirahman lost his lower right leg when a bullet from a G3- weapon destroyed his knee. This happened when Somaliland separated from Somalia in a war (1988-91). See his biography (available only in German)