The United Kingdom has exported military hardware to 58 countries of the 73 listed as subject to restrictions including arms embargoes and trade sanctions by the Department for International Trade, including sniper rifles to Pakistan, assault rifles to Kenya and naval equipment to China. The Guardian reports that the exports are legal but researchers with the group that compiled the report, Action on Armed Violence, said they represented “a systemic failure to consider the human rights record of states before exporting weapons to them”, especially considering the fact that five countries listed by the trade department as key export markets for British arms makers: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, also feature on the Foreign Office’s latest list of 30 “human rights priority countries”, although not all are subject to sanctions.