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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... crossed because our common humanity calls on us to care for each other," he added. Aid agencies have accused all sides in the conflicts raging in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622247/sakharov-human-rights-award-dr-miracle-leading-congos-war-mass-rape
  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Torture claimants let down by legal aid

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ignorance and incompetence in Duty Lawyer Service is failing people who claim their lives are at risk in their homeland, say campaigners Torture claimants let down by legal aid Torture claimants are being let down by the government-funded legal service set up to help them, according to a human-rights campaign group and a lawyer who acted for fugitive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1273339/torture-claimants-let-down-legal-aid
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed pastor's family escapes from China to the US after 'harassment by authorities'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... Zhang’s daughter, son-in-law and one-year-old grandchild landed in Dallas, Texas, and have now gone to Midland, according to US-based China Aid. The group said an underground network of activists ... is religious freedom. China Aid founder Bob Fu said that after Zhang was sentenced, his elderly parents received threats and were harassed, his daughter’s car was kept by police and Nanle officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555344/jailed-pastors-family-escape-china-us-after-harassment-authorities
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Clinton gives inside account of US turmoil after helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:15am by AFP

    ... in China. “It was like throwing fuel on the political fire,” Clinton said of Chen’s remarks, saying that her aides had negotiated the initial deal in accordance with the activist’s own wishes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529141/clinton-reveals-how-blind-activist-chen-guangcheng-changed-tune-after-us
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees urge officials to monitor aid they get Refugees say the Social Welfare Department is failing in its duty to protect asylum seekers ... was deliberately employing "cruel and inhumane services" to encourage asylum seekers to give up their claims, and to put others off coming to Hong Kong. NGOs aiding the refugees have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... legislators say. But the subsidy was aid, not welfare, the government countered. It said the HK$300 increase struck a balance between its humanitarian obligations and the need to avoid a “magnet ... food and utilities to HK$1,500, HK$1,200 and HK$300, respectively. The food aid is provided in kind. Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung of the Labour Party and Emily Lau Wai-hing of the Democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404547/new-housing-help-asylum-seekers-under-fire-legislative-council
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... through Amnesty International. But to secure the UNHCR's protection, she surrendered her passport and took on the status of refugee. She is now seeking legal aid to take court action over her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Time to end the crisis in Syria: Stephen Hawking

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Stephen Hawking

    ... I discuss intelligent life in the universe, I take this to include the human race, even though much of its behaviour throughout history appears not to have been calculated to aid the survival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429280/time-end-crisis-syria-stephen-hawking
  9. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... official of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who commits, orders, solicits or aids and abets crimes against humanity incurs criminal responsibility by international law and must be held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429621/un-panel-set-expose-north-korea-war-crimes-and-bring-cases-hague-report
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... civilians, including children, goes on, aided and abetted by powerful governments. Across the world, another tyrannical regime was accused this week in a United Nations report of widespread crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432478/human-misery-whether-syria-or-north-korea-stains-our

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