'Using taser guns is torture'

The United Nations has linked taser stun guns to torture, just a month before police here release a report on the weapons.

'Using taser guns is torture'
The UN Committee against torture says tasers cause acute pain, constituting a form of torture.

Its declaration comes after a second death in Canada, linked to a taser.

A man has died in British Columbia, four days after police used a stun gun on him, saying he was acting erratically in a shop.

Earlier this month, a Polish immigrant died after Canadian police tasered him at Vancouver Airport.

A year-long test of tasers ended here in August and a decision on their long-term use is due early next year.


Agencies

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