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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    Three years since revolution, Egypt still shackled by human rights woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt’s military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International charged Thursday. “Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months,” Amnesty’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411647/three-years-revolution-egypt-still-shackled-human-rights-woes
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... following the Chater Road sit-in. The Civil Human Rights Front organised the rally to inform the public of their peaceful intentions and to reject claims that the Occupy Central movement is violent. ... didn't do anything wrong. Even if I am put in prison, I'm fine with it," he said. Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, said: "In the past few months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565242/top-hong-kong-officer-defends-police-right-free-expression
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC local deputies to push human rights in mainland China

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Newly elected deputies pledge to push human rights and greater legal justice on the mainland NPC locals seek progress Some newly elected local deputies to the National People's Congress vowed to push forward the mainland's development in human rights, rule of law, and overall social changes. Former secretary for security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1108444/npc-local-deputies-push-human-rights-mainland-china
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai's 'close ties with US right-wing politicians' revealed in leaked email trove

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com CCTV better than CNN, Lai aide advised Palin Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has maintained close ties with right-wing politicians in the United States, ... Palin, one of the most prominent right-wing politicians in the US, lost the election in 2008 as running mate to Republican presidential contender John McCain. Receiving no reply from Palin, Simon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566588/cctv-better-palin-cnn-jimmy-lais-aide-said
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police commissioner refuses to reveal whether he signed anti-Occupy petition

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:19am by Ng Kang-chung and Samuel Chan

    ... Human Rights Front claimed there were 510,000 people marching on July 1. Police said there were 98,600. Dr Chung's team put the estimate at between 154,000 and 172,000. Chow also urged ... march, the city's police commissioner says. "Police officers are also Hong Kong citizens and they have the same civil rights as other citizens," said Andy Tsang Wai-hung. "So, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573014/officers-not-encouraged-take-part-march-says-police-commissioner
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... that conforms with accepted international standards. Leung said Hong Kong was a unique society in many ways- including granting foreign permanent residents the right to vote. "If the election in 2017 must fulfil international standards, should we deprive foreigners who are among the 5 million qualified voters … of the right to universal suffrage?" he asked. The [CY] Leung I know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... and undermine the central government's right to govern, this is not allowed." He had noted views that judges were responsible only to the law and need not love their country, but said: ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds join anti-Occupy Central run ahead of march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of contention at pan-democrat rallies. For example, the organiser of the July 1 march, the Civil Human Rights Front, put turnout at over 500,000. Police said there were 98,600, while a team led by Chung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575169/opponents-occupy-central-mark-end-petition-campaign-march
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Kong NPC deputies have been invited to attend this week's meeting to discuss the reform, but they have only the right to speak and no power to vote on the decision. These deputies include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair' denied mainland entry once more over political T-shirt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... pan-democrat allies continued the trip after he alighted voluntarily. Leung dismissed suggestions he was deliberately trying to attract media attention. "I have the right to express my views ... for equal and universal suffrage, saying there should be no unreasonable restrictions on the right to be elected. Li was stony-faced as he passed the copy on without looking at it.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578673/long-hair-denied-mainland-entry-once-more-over-political-t-shirt

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