United Nations asks UK to stop tasering children

The UK are to face a six-hour questioning over its use of 50,000 volt stun guns on children, as well and stopping and searching toddlers.

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The United Nations is to condemn and publicly shame the United Kingdom government in May for its use of tasers of under-18s and various cases of police using stop and search powers on children under five.

The UK Government will be asked to attend a six-hour hearing in Switzerland which will question its compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which it signed in 1990.

Some critics have pointed out that no such action has been brought against Saudi Arabia, which the UN appointed to chair the Human Rights Committee, despite their record of lashing pensioners and being really keen on beheading people.

Carla Garnelas, the co-director of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (Crae), told the Independent: “The use of Taser on children is a breach of their human rights. UN bodies have repeatedly called for the UK government to ban their use on children, highlighting the serious risk of physical and psychological harm they pose, yet the use of Taser on children continues. We want to see a ban on Taser use on children.”

The hearing comes as statistics show the use of sun guns on under-18s, with a 38% increase in their use on children between 2012 and 2013. Reports show that tasers have been used by police on children as young as 14 and drawn on children as young as 11 years old.