#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Israel’s alleged ‘non violent’ hijack: Activists tasered (updated)

Oct 21, 2012

Ynet reporting the most moral army hijacking the Estelle in International waters used taser guns to overwhelm activists on board: Full article at YNet

Activists on board of Estelle ship to Gaza said: “Even after they completed their takeover of the boat, they continued to use the taser” (Source)

Tasers are a form of torture and are a risk to human life:

Critics argue that Tasers and other high-voltage stun devices can cause cardiac arrhythmia in susceptible subjects, possibly leading to heart attack or death in minutes by ventricular fibrillation, which leads to cardiac arrest and—if not treated immediately—to sudden death. People susceptible to this outcome are sometimes healthy and unaware of their susceptibility.

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT), an agency charged with overseeing the application of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, arrived at the conclusion on November 23, 2007, that the use of the electric pulse Taser gun constitutes a “form of torture” and “can even provoke death.” The UN has declared: “TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill.

AIC News is reporting

Israelis on board Estelle accused of incitement, sedition, violating disengagement law

AIC NEWS | Sunday, 21 October 2012 09:22

Alik Elhanan, Reut Mor and Jonathan Shapiro, the Israeli citizens on board the ship Estelle which was forcibly taken over by the Israeli navy on Saturday morning, are being accused by Israel of incitement, sedition and violating the disengagement from Gaza law. The three, who were violently attacked by Israeli soldiers (as were the other passengers on board Estelle) with tasers, will be brought before a judge today.


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