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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen huifeng.he@scmp.com Yang Kuang tells judge that even if he is jailed he will only work harder for human rights on the mainland and the right to visit his family HK activist speaks outat his trial in Shenzhen Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang spoke out for human rights when he was put on trial yesterday in Shenzhen over accusations he illegally entered ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Eight Hong Kong activists convicted of unlawful assembly

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Charges from clash with police after June 4 vigil in North Point labelled a political prosecution Eight activists convicted overunlawful assembly Eight activists who were among 53 protesters arrested in a clash with ...

  3. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese court postpones Yang Maodong trial after no show by rights activist’s lawyers

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:15am

    ... against human rights activist Yang Maodong after his lawyers did not to show up to protest a denial of their right to copy court files. Quoting family members of fellow defendant Sun Desheng, ... if the trial went ahead. Calls to the court after the postponement rang unanswered. New York-based Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Chinese authorities to release both Yang and Sun. “Much of Guo’s ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    HK independence advocates 'not subject' to march rules

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by Stuart Lau

    ... and into the eastbound carriageway near the Sogo department store. Senior Inspector Allister Tsang Fan-hon told the court that in doing so, they deviated from the route agreed with the Civil Human Rights Front, ... to conditions imposed upon the Civil Human Rights Front." Sogo was a "popular place for people to meet up", he added. Tsang agreed on both points, but said it was "impossible ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    July 1 protester sues police for searching phones without permission

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:30am by JULIE CHU

    ... with the arrested person's right to privacy- in particular, the right to feel safe from unreasonable searches and the right to privacy of communication," he says. Sham drove a truck leading the march on July 1, which was organised by the Civil Human Rights Front. He was accused, together with four others, of ignoring verbal warnings by police officers to drive faster, and of slowing ...

  6. News - China - COURTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... and have a near-100 per cent conviction rate in criminal cases. The United States, EU, and several human rights groups have called for Tohti’s release. “Tohti has consistently, courageously, and unambiguously advocated peacefully for greater understanding and dialogue,” said Sophie Richardson, China director for US-based campaign group Human Rights Watch. “If this is Beijing¡¦s definition ...

  7. News - China Insider - COURTS

    Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:02pm by Chen Yifei

    ... as a state secret. San Francisco-based human rights group Dui Hua Foundation estimates that China executed around 2,400 people last year, based on published sentences. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Doubts cast on place of transsexuals in gender-specific laws

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... in effect denied his client the right to marry anyone. "It's absurd to suggest that she can marry another woman," he said. Carss-Frisk said the court should not follow a European Court of Human Rights decision in 2002 that allowed a transsexual woman to marry a man. The ruling was affected by prevailing values and major consensus in Europe, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... parents' daughter [the victim]. It made the case look more unjustified. "Hong Kong is a modern, civilised city and is serious about human rights. We will not tolerate these inhuman acts ... Wally Yeung Chun-kuen, said the court had a duty to protect the rights of foreign workers and to reflect abhorrence at the couple's cruel acts. Tai Chi-wai and Catherine Au Yuk-shan, both ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung receives 'lenient' fine

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... citing a Chinese idiom. Leung said the prosecution was politically motivated. "[So] might think that some [provisions] of the Public Order Ordinance constituted a violation of human rights ...




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