French Taser representative admits selling tasers to Senegal, claiming being used in UN peacekeeping in Darfur. Three Senegalese journalists report they have been tasered.COMMENTS/SUMMARY: French Taser representative admits selling tasers to Senegal, claiming being used in UN peacekeeping in Darfur. Three Senegalese journalists report they have been tasered.
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[[GlobalShock: The situation in Senegal, once known as a haven of press freedom, has seriously deteriorated. Supporters of President Abdoulaye Wade and members of his government reacted to press criticisms with distorted rhetoric, physical and verbal aggression – including use of the taser – and criminal proceedings …References to the use of tasers on two […]
[[Opening paragraphs of an article published by the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists : “… Police in the Senegalese capital of Dakar assaulted a reporter who was covering a violent anti-government protest on Sunday, according to local journalists and news reports. They later raided the reporter’s station and confiscated footage.” The rest is […]
SENEGAL – Taser s’exporte en Afrique : Strip tease mène l’enquête (Tasers: Belgian TV programme « Strip-Tease » investigates) (2008-03-19)
3-minute video of a French police taser-trainer training Senegalese security officers (police?) in taser use, including experiencing the taser themselves.