Archive for the 'Portugal' Category

PORTUGAL – Amnesty International Annual Report: Portugal 2013 (2013-05-23)

Posted on May 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A very brief extract from the 2013 Amnesty International report on Portugal: A criminal investigation into the use of a Taser against an inmate in Paços de Ferreira prison in 2010 never advanced and disciplinary proceedings against the two prison officers remained pending at the end of 2012.]] PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC Torture […]

PORTUGAL – UN Human Rights Committee reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights (2012-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The question of the use of taser weapons by Portuguese police officers remains a concern of the UN Human Rights Committee as it reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights. Note the only really pertinent paragraph (in bold): The UN Committee against Torture has recognised that their use causes acute […]

PORTUGAL – Justice Ministry forbids use of electric weapons to control unruly inmates (2011-04-09)

Posted on April 9 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The Ministry of Justice has said a firm ‘no’ to prison wardens using electric weapons when dealing with disorderly inmates after its decision was published in the Government Gazette on Monday this week.” Inmates’ “fundamental rights” have to be protected. (see video on the post: http://www.globalshock.org/?p=5005 ]] Portugal News Online The Ministry […]

PORTUGAL – Portuguese Prison – ‘Agresion’ (sic) with a Taser Gun (2011-02-21)

Posted on February 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This undated video clearly shows the use of the taser in a Portuguese prison against a passively uncooperative inmate, in no way threatening the guards. We keep the poor English that accompanioes the video, that can be found at the site mentioned at the end. Note the guards’ Hulk and  Punisher logos […]

PORTUGAL – Police use Taser gun for first time ever (2008-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : on 19 November 2008, Lisbon police used a taser against a man who was threatening to kill a group of paramedics and then commit suicide.]] The Portugal News A man who was threatening to kill a group of paramedics and then commit suicide was neutralised by a Taser gun last week, […]

FRANCE-Taser – “une forme de torture” qui “peut provoquer la mort” (Taser – torture that can cause death) (2007-11-23)

Posted on November 23 2007 by admin

Summary : The UN Committee Against Torture says recent Portuguese taser X26 order is providing police with an « instrument of torture »Summary : The UN Committee Against Torture says recent Portuguese taser X26 order is providing police with an « instrument of torture »

SWITZERLAND – Swiss discuss use of “torture” weapon (2007-11-26)

Posted on November 11 2007 by admin


PORTUGAL – UN Committee Against Torture hears responses of Portugal (2007-01-01)

Posted on January 1 2007 by admin

In brief – Portugal has purchased 20 tasers: “they would only be issued to very specific units dealing with the most serious crimes where there was danger to human life.”In brief – Portugal has purchased 20 tasers: “they would only be issued to very specific units dealing with the most serious crimes where there was danger to human life.”