Archive for the 'Algeria' Category

ALGERIA – Alors que 10 jeunes seront présentés aujourd’hui devant le juge L’atmosphère reste tendue à Diar El Afia [First taser use in slum clearance – police were badly hurt] (2010-11-24)

Posted on November 24 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: SEE FRENCH TEXT BELOW TRANSLATION – This story from Algeria comes from a visitor to “GlobalShock”. The translation – from French – is automatic, so not good, but the information is important: Students and media demonstrating to protest the destruction of their housing., with injuries, but particularly by the police, according to […]

ALGERIA – US State Department: 2009 Human Rights Report: Algeria (2010-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2010 by admin

2009 Human Rights Report: Algeria Excerpt from the US State Department Rights Report on Algeria …. In May 2008 a court in Blida placed four police officers, accused of torturing five suspects at the police station in Cheraga, under judicial control and ordered their temporary detention. The prosecutor in Blida originally asked for prison sentences […]

ALGERIA – Pour protester contre la demolition de son logis tentative de suicide d’une famille – le Taser tue le pere [Police taser and kill a man threatening to set fire to his family for eviction (2009-11-01)

Posted on November 1 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: (VERSION FRANCAISE EN BAS) A family in Algiers protests eviction from their housing in an extreme way, approaching the police station with a can of gasoline. The father, it seems, is tasered. “The housing directer declined to make any statement about the reported use of a Taser gun by the police who […]

ALGERIA – L’affaire de tentative de suicide par immolation: le verdict a été mis en délibéré pour le 3 octobre prochain. (The suicide-by-burning case: verdict expected on 3 October (2009-09-07)

Posted on September 7 2009 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Both the police officer who discharged the taser and the father who immersed himself in gasoline are being held co-responsible in this suicide-attempt. The father, brought to the court on a stretcher, told the court he had no intention of setting fire to himself, simply to apply pressure while the police officer […]

ALGERIA – Le Taser est-il dangereux [Is the taser dangerous?] (2009-03-27)

Posted on March 27 2009 by admin

El Watan
Edition du 27 mars 2009

In brief: El Watan, Algeria’s leading daily, reports the president of the Algerian Human Rights League, Boudjemaâ Ghechir, describes the taser as “very dangerous”, presenting “a very serious heath risk … human rights specialists agree it is an instrument of torture and can have serious effects on targets even in good health

ALGERIA – Des pistolets électriques Taser X26 pour la police algérienne [X26 Tasers for the Algerian police] (2007-03-07)

Posted on July 3 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: An article from an Algerian blog – www.algerie-dz.com/forums/ , … The Algerian police are purchasing tasers supposedly to combat “minor and mainstream criminality”. The tasers have proven their effectiveness, the article claims, reproducing the usual claims presented by Taser Inc.]] Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la petite et moyenne criminalité, […]

ALGERIA – Des Tasers pour l’Algérie – la ligue algérienne des droits de l’Homme réservé [Tasers for Algeria – Algerian Human Rights League concerned] (2007-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2007 by admin

El Watan, 22 February 2007

In brief: Algerian daily El Watan reports Algerian pôlice have purchased 1000 tasers from Taser France (SMP technologies) for a reported $2.000.000, following “successful” testing in 2006. Human rights League director, Boudjemaâ Ghechir, calls for very careful training and advanced research …
El Watan, 22 February 2007

In brief: Algerian daily El Watan reports Algerian pôlice have purchased 1000 tasers from Taser France (SMP technologies) for a reported $2.000.000, following “successful” testing in 2006. Human rights League director, Boudjemaâ Ghechir, calls for very careful training and advanced research …