05/29/2015 10:36 EDT | Updated 05/29/2015 10:59 EDT

Amnesty Wants Ottawa To Reveal Details Of $15-Billion Saudi Arms Deal

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Members of Saudi Special Forces take part in a graduation ceremony in the capital Riyadh, on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

A leading human-rights watchdog is pressing the Conservative government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding a $15-billion arms deal Ottawa has inked to sell fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for its treatment of women, dissidents and offenders.