Archive for the 'Finland' Category

FINLAND – Finland criticised again in Amnesty International report (2013-05-23)

Posted on May 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A brief report from Amnesty Internaional: Their 2013 annual report is highly critical of Finland’s treatment of asylum seekers: a 30-year-old man died in custody in Vantaa when police shot him with a stun gun, while in Miehikkälä a 14-year-old boy was injured by a stun gun (See text in bold […]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE / FINLAND – Gaza boat activists tasered (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Israeli naval forces used stun guns when they boarded a Finnish ship attempting to break the sea blockade of Gaza on Saturday. Israel’s army said its forces took measures to ensure the safety of the passengers and did not use force. It intercepted the ship after all attempts to prevent its entry […]

ESTONIA – По примеру Финляндии электрошокерами могут вооружить и наших патрульных полицейских – [“Following the example of Finland, the Taser to be used by Estonian police patrols”] (2012-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / :COMMENTS We apologize for the poor translation (via Google translate: see Russian original below translation): Estonian police are planning to introduce tasers for special forces and rapid reaction units, claiming them to non life-threatening, claiming that “in Finland, for example, “tasers” are available for use by police patrols”, although this may prove too […]

GLOBAL – The Business of Torture (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An overall Amnesty Interational and Omega Organization report on the export of torture – including tasers (although these are probably generic tasers), particularly from the Czech Republic to renegade groups & countires. -The Czech Republic has issued licenses to export shackles, electric shock weapons and chemical sprays to 6 countries whose […]

FINLAND – Report to the Finnish Government on the visit to Finland by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 20 to 30 April 2008 (2008-09-30)

Posted on September 30 2008 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : [2 paragraphs from this report] This report highlights two Finnish issues unacceptable in its eyes: (1) the use of tasers against an agitasted prisoner at Vantaa Prison’s Psychiatric Unit; and (2) more generally, the use of stun-guns in a prison setting, and more especially in a prison medical facility.]] Para 101. […]

FINLAND – Taser International Announces That TASER Devices Are Approved for Use in Finland and Sweden (2004-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2004 by admin

“Two More European Countries Approve TASER Technology for Trial Usage by Police Forces” the corporation trells invesotrs – but were they ever adopted?