Two companies have been ejected from the arms fair in east London for promoting illegal torture weapons. The firms are:
French firm, MagForce International
Chinese company, Tianjin MyWay International Trading
The action came after Green Party MP Caroline Lucas raised the issue in the House of Commons. The companies were promoting handheld projectile electric shock weapons, weighted leg cuffs, and stun batons, according to the website of Caroline Lucas.
No items can be bought and sold at DSEI. However, in displaying this marketing literature, Tianjin MyWay International Trading Co. and Magforce International have broken British law.
The world's largest, and most controversial arms fair opened its doors in London today, showcasing the latest defence technology.
The threat of U.S military action in Syria hangs heavy over this year's event, with protesters saying London has a moral duty not to host the exhibition. From there our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
Sharon Irvine I can't even find the words to describe both the anger and resignation I feel about this and most of the other things the government is allowing to fuel hatred, discrimination and destruction.
We recognise and respect the right to protest and we plan for these scenarios in advance....While the police monitor and manage protests, it is DSEI's function to go ahead with organising and carrying out a highly regulated event, complying with international laws and treaties.
We are delighted that this year's event encompasses a full range of defence and security equipment, including that which is designed to tackle humanitarian disasters, address food shortages and mass displacement of people, counter terrorism measures and cyber security.