[[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 […]
Un homme est décédé dans la nuit de lundi à mardi à Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) après avoir reçu deux décharges du pistolet à impulsions électriques Taser pendant son interpellation par la police. L’homme était un Malien de 38 ans en situation irrégulière. Il avait une autorisation provisoire de séjour datant de 1993, selon une source policière, […]
Reuters, By RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE … A Malian immigrant died Tuesday after French police shot him twice with a Taser stun gun during a clash in the Paris suburb of Colombes, a police spokesperson told the AFP wire service. “During his arrest, a Taser was used twice. Following the intervention, the person died of a […]
Colombes: les policiers «ont été contraints» d’utiliser le Taser, selon Hortefeux Le ministre de l’Intérieur Brice Hortefeux a justifié mardi l’utilisation du Taser à Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) contre un homme mort après avoir reçu deux décharges, affirmant que «les policiers ont été contraints» d’en faire usage. «D’après les premiers éléments, il apparaît que, face à l’agressivité […]
A group of Australian asylum seekers in the Indonesian detention centre at Tanjung Pinang, off the Singaopore coast are on hunger strike, protesting about conditions in the facility. Detainees say local immigration officials are using stun guns on asylum seekers and have threatened to kill them.
KPBS, Amy Isackson … Family members of a 42-year-old man tasered by Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro Border Crossing last Friday night said he is brain dead. The Mexican Consulate in San Diego said it appears federal agents used excessive force. The family of Anastasio Hernandez said he and his brother tried to […]
The Committee against Torture this morning heard the response of Switzerland to questions raised by Committee Experts on the sixth periodic report of that country on how it is implementing the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Responding to a series of questions raised by the […]
Amnesty International calls for restrictions on Taser use by US border police following death of Mexican migrant Amnesty International is calling for a review of the US border patrol’s policy on use of electroshock weapons following the death of Mexican national Anastasio Hernandez earlier this week.
Press Release: Hmong Advocate … Thai military taser Hmong refugee in head, gag children Last Sunday morning, just two days after a U.S. Embassy delegation visited Hmong refugees in Huay Nam Khao camp, the Thai military shot refugee Shoua Lor in the head with some sort of taser gun. Shoua Lor and six other refugees […]
In brief: Swiss parliament adopts a law while Amnesty Switzerland said it “believes Parliament’s decision to allow the use of Tasers when deporting foreigners as scandalous and unworthy of our country”.
In brief : Despite much opposition, both chambers of the Swiss parliament approved use of tasers against « recalcitrant » foreigners who are being expelled from Switzerland. The Upper Chamber had three times rejected this bill (in complex Swiss legislative procedures).
Police officer uses taser to quell a disturbance in a “retention centre” for asylum-seekers awaiting deportation in Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris
In brief- Extreme-right deputy Yvan Perrin agrees to be tasered : « extremely painful but very effective » he tells journalists at a press confrenrece in France
http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/more.php?id=3325_0_4_0 Switzerland. Swiss voters go to the polls on October 21, 2007. The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) had a billboard showing three white sheep standing on the Swiss flag kicking out a black sheep with the tagline “to create security,” reminding voters of the SVP’s support for a proposal to deport foreign criminals and their […]
Amnisty Intern ational protests Swiss decision to use tasers against deportees
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=129937&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=435204&highlight= Switzerland Approves Use of TASER(R) Brand Conducted Energy Weapons Becomes First European Country to Formally Approve the New TASER X26 In brief: Taser International press release: “the Switzerland Police Technology Commission formally approved the use of both the Advanced Taser M26 and the TASER X26 Electro Muscular Disruption (EMD) weapons by law enforcement agencies” […]
Swissinfo, Adam Beaumont Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations’ Committee against Torture (CAT) to give Switzerland a rough ride when it presents its latest report this week. The Swiss branch of the human-rights organisation says it is particularly concerned about the toughening of the asylum law and police use of electroshock weapons during […]
Swissinfo, by Adam Beaumont Human rights groups have welcomed a government decision to ban the use of electroshock weapons during forced deportations. But campaigners are unhappy that a bill on approved methods for restraining deportees includes the use of police dogs and shackles. On Wednesday the government adopted a series of proposals setting out what […]