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  1. Locked up and in limbo, Aids activist waits for ruling that may never come

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The controversial trial of Aids activist Tian Xi was suspended this week, but the 23-year-old is still locked up in jail. Tian's lawyer, Liang Xiaojun, said he received ... discrimination and in recent years a clampdown by local authorities, as he pursued a road of rights advocacy for himself and other HIV/Aids patients. He still managed to do a university degree course ...

  2. Police detain protesting mother of Aids patient after trial

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Amid tight security, an Aids patient turned activist went on trial in Henan yesterday on what supporters say are trumped-up charges. Dozens of supporters were shocked to see ... a thorn in the authorities' side after he started campaigning for himself and others who contracted HIV through tainted blood supplies. He also worked for the high-profile Aids advocacy group ...

  3. Aids activist fears return to China after persecution

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Gao Yaojie, a respected Aids whistle-blower who travelled to the United States three months ago, hinted she might not return to the mainland, fearing persecution from authorities. The retired gynaecologist, 81, is an icon of conscience after exposing blood sales and an official cover-up as the main source of HIV/Aids transmissions in Henan in the 1990s. Since ...

  4. Estrada's former aide arrested over mutiny

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Associate's house is suspected to have been used as a base by the renegades Police arrested a close associate of disgraced former president Joseph Estrada yesterday as part of a crackdown following a failed mutiny by junior military officers. The sus ...

  5. Taiwan freezes aid to Latin America amid scandals

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei A foreign aid budget of NT$1.4 billion (HK$322 million) for 13 Latin American countries was frozen by the Taiwanese legislature's foreign relations committee yesterday amid snowballing political contribution scandals. The aid was put on hold at the insistence of legislators from the opposition People First Party (PFP). The legislators originally wanted ...

  6. Challenge launched by triad dinner constable

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lam, who was forced to retire after he was found guilty of misconduct in 2002, was reinstated following the judgment. Yiu was forced to leave his job in 2000, was able to obtain legal aid ... against Yiu. In November 2000, Yiu was found guilty as charged and ordered to retire 'with benefit deferred' a month later. In 2001, he sought legal aid to apply for a judicial review ...

  7. Despite pressures, activist perseveres

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu From a lone campaigner on a bicycle distributing Aids prevention fliers to a prominent activist closely watched by the government, Wan Yanhai has always given the impression ... A passion to help Aids victims and an overriding sense of moral obligation are what prompted him to brave the daily pressure over the past two decades. Wan lost his job in the Health Ministry ...

  8. Dollar diplomacy claims denied by Taiwan minister

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... to former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodriguez. Foreign Minister Mark Chen Tan-sun said that the island had never used 'dollar diplomacy' under the guise of foreign aid to Costa ... Mr Chen said Taiwan's foreign aid was clearly earmarked for specific uses, and its distribution followed set procedures. However, he added that after the government sent aid to a foreign ...

  9. Christians' detention sparks concern

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... the Christians were released after being warned not to participate in illegal meetings. According to the US-based China Aid Association, which monitors Christian persecution in China, 11 of them were ... The China Aid Association identified one of the three evangelists as Yang Tianlu, who was arrested in 2007 for participating in a 'cult organisation'. He was allegedly tortured while ...

  10. Net closes on Roh in South Korean funding scandal

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Prosecutors allege that a close aide used undeclared money from Daewoo to finance the president's march to power A widening political funding scandal in South ... Hee-jung, a close former aide of the president, used part of the 175 million won (HK$1.16 million) he received from Daewoo Engineering & Construction to finance Mr Roh's bid to become his ...




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