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Amnesty International: Health implications of baton strikes

Baton injuries can range from characteristic abrasions, bleeding and bruising to more severe injuries including bone fractures, nerve/muscle damage and internal injuries that may result in permanent disability or death. Injury patterns and severity are dependent on the location of the strike, the amount force used, and the type of baton. 

The Path to Global Controls on the "Tools of Torture": Timeline

The following timeline summarizes the milestones along the path for global controls on the trade in equipment that can be used for torture, other ill-treatment and the death penalty.