Archive for the 'Deportation' Category

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 […]

FRANCE – Un homme meurt après deux décharges de Taser à Colombes [A man dies at Colombes after receiving two taser shocks (2010-12-01)

Posted on December 1 2010 by admin

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, […]

FRANCE – Immigrant dies following police Taser shooting in France (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

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 […]

FRANCE – Colombes: les policiers «ont été contraints» d’utiliser le Taser, selon Hortefeux [French interior-minister says police were forced to use taser] (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

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 […]

AUSTRALIA – Detainees complain of Taser, stun gun use (2010-06-15)AUSTRALIA – Detainees complain of Taser, stun gun use (2010-06-15)

Posted on June 15 2010 by admin

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.

MEXICO – Family Of Man Tasered At San Ysidro Border Crossing Wants Justice (2010-05-30)

Posted on May 30 2010 by admin

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 […]

SWITZERLAND – UN Committee against Torture this morning hears response of Switzerland (2010-05-03)

Posted on May 3 2010 by admin

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 […]

MEXICO – Amnesty International protests taser death on Mexican border (2010-04-03)

Posted on April 3 2010 by admin

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.

THAILAND – Thai military taser Hmong refugee in head (2009-08-13)

Posted on August 13 2009 by admin

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 […]

SWITZERLAND – Swiss parliament approves use of Tasers in deportations (2008-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2008 by admin

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”.

SWITZERLAND – Le Parlement autorise les pistolets à électrochocs (Swiss parliament authorizes use of tasers) (2008-03-18)

Posted on March 18 2008 by admin

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).

FRANCE – L’IGS enquête sur l’usage du Taser dans un centre de rétention [Inquiry of use of taser in asylum-seekers’ detention centre] (2008-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2008 by admin

Police officer uses taser to quell a disturbance in a “retention centre” for asylum-seekers awaiting deportation in Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris

SWITZERLAND – Quand un député suisse se fait tirer dessus au Taser (A Swiss MP volunteers to be tasered) (2007-11-28)

Posted on November 18 2007 by admin

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

SWITZERLAND – Extreme-right supports tasers against illegal immigrants (2007-10-18)

Posted on October 18 2007 by admin 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 […]

SWITZERLAND – Amnesty International scandalized by decision to use tasers against immigrants (in French) (2007-09-17)

Posted on September 17 2007 by admin

Amnisty Intern ational protests Swiss decision to use tasers against deportees

SWITZERLAND – Taser press release-Switzerland Approves Use of TASER (2007-06-25)

Posted on June 5 2007 by admin 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” […]

SWITZERLAND – Amnesty flags up asylum abuses (2006-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2006 by admin

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 […]

SWITZERLAND – Campaigners hail ban on electroshock weapons (2006-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2006 by admin

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 […]