Archive for the 'Paramilitary use' Category

USA – Will The Trayvon Martin Tragedy Encourage Taser Use? (2012-04-08)

Posted on April 8 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The tragic killing of Travon Martin in Flroida by a vigilante leads one stock aanalyst – widely carreid across financial web-sites – to ask whether it is not better for vigilantes to armed with tasers : a very sinister and inappropriate development…   We are told: “It’s often a smart idea to […]

LIBYA – Libyan militias accused of torturing detainees(2012-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Amnesty International reports armed militias threaten the security of Libya with 12 detainees tortured to death since September 2011, including detainees “given electric shocks with live wires and taser-like electroshock weapons.”]] Associated Press in New York,, Thursday 16 February 201 Armed militias now rule much of Libya, Amnesty International has warned, […]

LIBYA – Deaths of detainees amid widespread torture [including “taser-like” weapons] (2012-01-26)

Posted on January 26 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: These are surel not actual tasers … still in recent days and weeks Libyans and sub-Saharan Adricans who stayed loyal Colonel al-Gaddafi during the recent conflict have been subject to systematic torture including shocks Taser-like weapons – which is tey another confirmation that taser merits the label “instrument of torture” ]] Amnesty […]

BELIZE – Inside the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) (2011-04-06)

Posted on April 6 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS :  Use of tasers by the sinister-sounding “Gang Suppressrion Unit” – they do have a straight way of talking in Belize – since October 2010. The gangs are nearly all in Belize City, and there are drugs and smuggling … attention then turns to “an innocuous looking device – that fit on my […]

BELIZE – Woman Accuses Belize “Gang Suppression Unit” Of Indiscriminate “Tasering” (2011-03-05)

Posted on April 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Belize – especially Belize City – has a serious problem of gang warfare with gun killings. The police created the “Gang Suppression Unit”  (GSU) arming them, inter allia, with tasers. The GSU, accused of widespread abuse, justifyies the violence of their interventions by repeating “We have a job to do”: their mandate […]

YEMEN – Rising toll of dead and injured in anti-government protests … (2011-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Information released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – not the official UN position – mentions ” … Rabie’ Al-Zuraiqi , a 23-year-old protest organizer said he had been injured three times since the clashes began almost three weeks ago. He said he had been hit by rocks, […]

YEMEN – Human Rights Watch: “Don’t use tasers on peaceful protesters!” – Interior Ministry Deploys Armed Paramilitaries to Stop Student Protest (2011-02-13)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:  Students and other protesters, calling for democracy,  are being tasered on the streets of Sanaa by Yemeni security forces and para-militaries. (See article on Egypt, a week earlier.) “[Security forces] attacked two demonstrators with electroshock tasers, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. Mizar Baggash Ghanem, a student leader at Sanaa University, told Human […]

SOUTH AFRICA – There is war in Cape Town [“electric tasers” are part of it] (2010-10-02)

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is a press release by the “Mandela Park Backyarders”. Interesting to GlobalShock because it shows the apparent “slippage” of tasers (manufactured by TASER Inc. ???) into the “land battle” to fight government orders to leave unregistered squatter-settlement land. The ANC seems to be prolonging the hated apartheid regime’s policies. The only […]

INDIA – Killing ’em softly – non-lethal weapons for controling protesters (2010-07-03)

Posted on July 3 2010 by admin

Times of India, Praveen Dass … NLWs,however futuristic,will always come with considerable risks attached.Tasers,electro-shock devices that are now a fairly common feature of law enforcement in the West,are one cautionary example.Many suspects have been inadvertently ‘tasered’ into cardiac arrest in several instances in the US and Canada over the last decade. Apart from the politics […]

PAKISTAN & INDIA – Cops to use tasers on protesters in occupied Kashmir (2009-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2009 by admin

One Pakistan News … Srinagar, In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and other paramilitary forces are all set to introduce Taser guns which will be used against peaceful pro-liberation protestors. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian authorities have ordered for Taser, an electro-shock gun considered to be safer and less lethal in controlling violence. In […]

SENEGAL: Attaques contre la presse en 2008 (Attacks against the press in 2008) (2009-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2009 by admin

[[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 […]