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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. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expanded the availability of legal aid and set up special procedures for juvenile offenders and mentally ill defendants. But the drafts still don't include the right to silence, ...

  5. Shooting witness back in Taiwan

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung A key witness in the election-eve shooting of the son of Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan returned to Taiwan from the mainland yesterday to try to clear himself of allegations of involvement in the incident. Tu Yi-kai, a chief aide in Chen Hung-yuan's successful campaign for a council seat in Xinbei city, across the river from Taipei, was listed as a key ...

  6. Manila mayor snubs HK inquest on hostage crisis

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Raissa Robles, Simpson Cheung

    ... A report prepared by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, the top aide of President Benigno Aquino, criticised Lim for neglecting to fulfil his function and for meddling directly in the hostage ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 143 hikers rescued in 9 months The Civil Aid Service rescued 143 hikers in the first nine months of the year. Twenty-one were on their own; 19 of them men. 'Many men are overconfident and overestimate their ability,' said James Ho Wai-shek, the service's tactical force commander, at the Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day 2010. Groups showed off new equipment, including ...

  8. US congressmen seek action on blind lawyer

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... According to the letter, released online by China-Aid, a US-based Christian rights group, Chen and his family have been cut off from virtually all outside contact, and have been unable to obtain ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Owner held after slaves found in factory

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Yong as saying Zeng Lingquan- who founded the Quxian Beggars Shelter, an aid agency to help the disabled, in 1996- was arrested for involvement in human trafficking and other charges. ...




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