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Watchdog looks into CS spray use – BBC News

“A police watchdog is to start an independent inquiry into an incident when CS spray appeared to be used by police on a man at close quarters.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2009

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Inquiry started over CS spray use – BBC News

“Three police officers have been placed on restricted duty and an internal inquiry started after film emerged of close-range use of CS spray on a man.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2009

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Man alleges police shot him in head with Taser – The Guardian

“A police watchdog is investigating claims that officers used a Taser stun gun on a man’s head during an arrest.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2009

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Police Taser use ‘up nearly a third’ – The Independent

“Police use of Taser stun guns has increased by nearly a third, figures revealed today.”

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The Independent, 17th August 2009

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Top judge: ‘use of drones intolerable’ – The Independent

“The use of unmanned drones as weapons of war in conflicts around the world has been called into question by one of Britain’s most senior judges. Lord Bingham, until last year the senior law lord, said that some weapons were so ‘cruel as to be beyond the pale of human tolerance’.

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The Independent, 6th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Miliband faces high court battle in UK over Gaza rights – The Guardian

“The foreign secretary, David Miliband, has acted ‘in flagrant and continuing breach of international law’ in failing to suspend arms exports to Israel, the high court will be told.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Complaint after OAP shot by Taser – BBC News

“The case of an 89-year-old man, who was shot with a Taser gun by officers, has been referred to a police watchdog.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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