Campaigner weltweit fordern Poongsan auf, keine Streubomben mehr herzustellen.
Nachdem vor einigen Wochen bekannt geworden war, dass Vertragsstaaten des Streubombenverbots weltweit Rohlinge zum Druck von Münzen bei dem koreanischen Großkonzern bestellten, fordern AktivistInnen in einem gemeinsamen Brief nun, dass Poogsan die Produktion der weltweit geächteten Waffen stoppt. (auf Englisch)
Today, campaigners from Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Lao PDR, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen and Zambia, representing hundreds of civil society organizations, signed a joint letter urging the CEO of Poongsan to immediately halt the production of cluster munitions.
The South Korean company Poongsan produces various types of ammunition. According to the ‘Worldwide investments in cluster munitions: a shared responsibility’ report, Poongsan has been involved in the production of different types of cluster munitions.
Poongsan supplies coin blanks to mints around the world. It has reportedly sold coin blanks in the past to Australia, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, India, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, the United States as well as the area of Taiwan. All of them have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, except India, Latvia, the Philippines, Poland, South Korea, and the United States. (Taiwan cannot join due to its status.)