Petition against Lufthansa munitions transportation
Lufthansa has become the target of an online petition to stop it transporting tear gas and other chemicals to Turkey.
It was found that a consignment of tear gas used by the Turkish police against protesters in Istanbul had been transported by the airline.
According to the London Turkish Gazette, “Pictures of a used gas canister in Istanbul’s Besiktas district bearing a Lufthansa Cargo sticker have been widely distributed on Facebook and Twitter, triggering a petition for the airline to change its dangerous goods policy.”
The company was said to have rejected the demand, but has confirmed hat it flew an “ammunition, tear producing” shipment from New York to Istanbul in September 2012, and claiming that it complied with all laws and regulations.
Demonstrations across Turkey continue to rage against the Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticised by human rights campaigners for his violent repression of protesters.
You can find the petition on the iPetitions website.
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