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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has ... of regions- including Hong Kong- have complied with previous recommendations. Law Yuk-kai, director of Human Rights Monitor, says he will write to the Human Rights Committee in Geneva to explain why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Foreign ministry hails 'historic' reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... Kong were Beijing's first response to the news that an October 23 meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee was set to discuss Hong Kong affairs. "I believe any unbiased person would ... signatories comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In a report last year, the committee urged Beijing to give all Hongkongers the right to vote and to stand for election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593379/foreign-ministry-hails-historic-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... for possible chaos caused by an occupation of Central. Chu's remarks came as the Civil Human Rights Front applied to host a rally on National Day, October 1, at Chater Road in Central. Many expect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594234/occupy-central-will-be-divided-groups-case-tear-gas
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing official in Hong Kong hits back at US diplomats' comments on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:09pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Human Rights Committee would look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong at a meeting next month. The international body- which monitors civil and political rights around the world- will discuss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589303/senior-beijing-official-hong-kong-hits-back-us-diplomats-comments
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... passed by the island's legislature this year, said Yang Sen-hong, president of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights. Yang said civic groups in Taiwan would team up to lobby ruling ... Kong's pan-democrats about civil disobedience, said various rights groups in Taiwan had teamed up to push for the bill to extend protection to political refugees. "With the legislation done, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung sues jailers for making him 'Short Hair'

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by CHRIS LAU

    ... hygiene. It is a violation of human rights, the writ says. Leung is nicknamed for his trademark long hair, the writ says, so cutting it is "a particularly serious insult to his dignity". ... rights. Jailers cut Leung's hair on his first night in prison. The writ says officers at the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre told him he would be punished for breaching prison rules if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586861/long-hair-leung-kwok-hung-sues-jailers-making-him-short-hair
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The walls are up at HSBC in Central as Occupy Central looms

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... not personally received any pressure … to do anything with Benny," he said. "Benny is entitled to his constitutional right to say what he thinks and to act according to his conscience."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594121/walls-are-hsbc-central-occupy-central-looms

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