Archive for the 'Asylum seekers' Category

MALTA – Shots fired during Hal Far protest (2014-02-25)

Posted on February 25 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Asylum seekers in Malta were apparently targeted by tasers, which failed to function, in a protest over conditions in a detention centre on the island of Malta.[]] Malta Today, by Roberta Pecorella Over 70 detainees at Hal Far reported to have damaged furniture inside detention centre, after arrival of four MPs on […]

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 […]

AUSTRALIA – No justification for migration law changes [asylums seekers under tasers threat … ] (2011-09-19)

Posted on September 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The author is a leading member of Australian Bar Association and says rights are being denied to asylum seekers, protesting that to “restore power to the executive enabling the removal of irregular maritime arrivals for third country processing.” means deprivining the asylum-seekers of rights. ” Those responsible for removal of persons to […]

AUSTRALIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Prime Minister has been slammed by a lawyers group for giving the Australian Federal Police “carte blanche” in the use of “potential lethal force” to herd asylum seekers onto aircraft as part of the Government’s so-called Malaysian solution. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power […]

AUSTRALIA – Tasers will force the issue with asylum seekers (2011-08-02)

Posted on August 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  :  ]] Tarsers used against Malaysian asylum seekers in AustraliaWrithing in agony on the floor of the Christmas Island detention facility is a 45 year old man from Afghanistan.  His wife and two young children stand screaming and sobbing helplessly as they watch their husband and father being Tasered by AFP officers.The […]

AUSTRALIA / MALAYSIA – Lawyer slams Taser option for asylum seekers (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Australian lawyers comdemn use of tasers against asylum seekes. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says the AFP should not have the power to use Tasers to compel asylum seekers onto planes bound for Kuala Lumpur detention centres.]] Jeremy Thompson     The Government has pledged to put asylum seekers on aircraft bound […]

SWITZERLAND – La réglementation fédérale concernant le rapatriement d’étrangers est approuvée [Approval of Federal regulations on the expulsion of foreigners – but Tasers not to be used] (2005-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2005 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Swiss Federal Council adopts the notion of “constraint” following consultation on the use of tasers in the case of the deportation of foreigners. Tasers, which have been subject to controversy, will no longer be accepted as an instrument to control foreigners. The Federal Council excludes tasers from the list of authorized […]