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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing touts drop in capital crimes in annual human rights reports

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing hails drop in capital crimes The central government released its tenth white paper on human rights yesterday, highlighting a decrease ... of punishment for 13 economic and non-violent crimes, reducing the number of categories applied to death sentences by nearly one-fifth, said the annual "Progress in China's Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237864/beijing-touts-drop-capital-crimes-annual-human-rights-reports
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong women 'being kept in slave-like conditions in Sydney brothels'

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Bryan Harris

    ... and take illegal drugs with customers. It was the latest in a series of articles that have cast a shadow on Hong Kong's anti-human-trafficking regime, including a damning report last month by the Justice Centre Hong Kong and Liberty Asia, which slammed the city's "narrow and fragmented" human-trafficking laws. The women are brought to Australia on tourist visas obtained via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479269/hong-kong-women-slave-conditions-sydney-brothels-reports-say
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Six cats found dead on rooftops in Tsuen Wan

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... concern groups that animal abuse is more widespread than many believe- and that perpetrators could go on to hurt humans. Police believe the feral cats, found yesterday in Chung On Street, may have ... executive officer of animal rights group Happy Animals. Frontline police officers should be given more training in how to handle animal abuse, Chan said, while in the long run an animal police unit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481173/six-cats-found-dead-rooftops-tsuen-wan
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong under pressure to improve rights of city's 300,000 maids

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:12am by Joanna Chiu and Danny Lee

    ... on the human rights of migrants, said there would be less abuse if labour inspectors were allowed into homes employing live-in maids but conceded it would be very difficult for Hongkongers to accept. ... Joanna Chiu in Sragen, Indonesia and Danny Lee Indonesian politician, UN advocate for migrants express concern about helpers' lack of rights Pressure builds over abused maid Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410956/external-pressure-hong-kong-builds-over-abused-indonesia-maid
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    28 Hongkongers executed on mainland in just over a decade, says Amnesty

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:51pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Human rights group says fate of 19 others sentenced to death is unknown 28 locals executed on mainland since 2003 Twenty-eight Hongkongers have been ... evasion, the human rights group said. Another five Hongkongers were slapped with the death penalty in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, as were five Chinese nationals in Japan, although it is unknown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458534/28-hongkongers-executed-mainland-just-over-decade-says-amnesty
  6. News - China - CRIME

    Hunan man held over knife killings and fire in Shenzhen flat

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Mimi Lau

    ... of the two dead women had identified them only as Yoyo from Wuhan, Hubei, and Fanfan from Zhengzhou, Henan. The report said both women worked in the company's human resources department and were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490058/hunan-man-held-over-knife-killings-and-fire-shenzhen-flat
  7. News - World - CRIME

    Italian mafia boss Domenico Rancadore re-arrested in Britain on fresh warrant

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by AFP

    ... human rights. At a hearing in London last week, England's state prosecutors the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed they had lodged an appeal- but that it was not served within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465619/italian-mafia-boss-domenico-rancadore-re-arrested-britain-fresh-warrant
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Plea for action on domestic violence

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... of women's rights when threatened with domestic violence. But she said the government had not done enough to prevent abuse. "Domestic violence still happens on a daily basis nowadays," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466505/plea-action-domestic-violence
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Erwiana to return to Hong Kong to assist in assault case against former employer

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 06:45pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Domestic Workers Committee. Ramon Bultron of the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants said Erwiana might take part in events next week planned by rights groups. Erwiana's former employer, Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463947/erwiana-return-hong-kong-assist-assault-case-against-former-employer
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Database of maid abuse being compiled to stop agency exploitation

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:51pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... That's why we require a lot of data gathering to identify a clear pattern of exploitation," she said. Human rights lawyer Robert Tibbo said the information would be useful in court only ... their data was used. Liberty Asia won the Global Impact Award from Google last year to use technology to fight human trafficking in Asia. The prize came with top-of-the line data-entry software from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454451/hku-and-anti-slavery-charity-liberty-asia-combine-fight-helper-abuse

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