"The use of" Tasers "causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture," the UN's Committee against Torture said, "In certain cases, they can even cause death, as has been shown by reliable studies and recent real-life events." Three men - all in their early 20s - died from Tasers in the United States this week, days after a Polish man died at Vancouver airport after being Tasered by Canadian police. There have also been three deaths in Canada after the use of Tasers in the past five weeks.
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