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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:46pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... rights China cancelled the April 16 session of the bilateral human rights dialogue with Britain, accusing the UK of making irresponsible comments and of interference in its internal affairs. Let ... with China by breaking ranks. In any case, the West could see that no useful purpose was served by simply denouncing China's human rights practices from a long distance. So an agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Police 'stop' lawyer visiting German MP Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics. Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was unable to meet Mo Shaoping and other members of Chinese civil society in the capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494998/china-prevents-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-mo-shaoping-meeting-german
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482423/activist-yang-kuang-speaks-out-human-rights-trial-shenzhen
  4. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    NSA snoops on major human rights groups, Edward Snowden says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian NSA 'snoops on major human rights groups' The US has targeted prominent human rights organisations and spied on their staff, Edward Snowden said, in giving evidence to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Europe's top human rights body. Speaking via a video connection from Moscow, Snowden said that the National Security Agency- for which he worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472180/nsa-snoops-major-human-rights-groups-edward-snowden-says
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Beijing Ailing activist dies afterbeing denied treatment Human rights activist Cao Shunli, who has been detained for months for staging sit-ins at the foreign ministry, has ... in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy in November. The hospital informed Cao's brother yesterday that her condition had grown serious, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448999/dissident-cao-shunli-dies-detention-after-denied-treatment
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must change human rights focus

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... LGBT citizens denied basic rights accepted in other societies The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights. Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights. In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1087038/hong-kong-must-change-human-rights-focus
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... of Tibet's unique heritage US REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS Authorities also used extra-legal measures such as enforced disappearance and strict house arrest, not just on suspects but also their family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1437592/beijing-and-washington-trade-accusations-human-rights-abuses
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Human rights issues niggle as US firms eye Myanmar

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... military regime. The Myanmar government remains under fire from human rights groups for its attitude toward the displaced Muslim Rohingya. In a May 6 speech, Thein Sein acknowledged that "we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1241486/human-rights-issues-niggle-us-firms-eye-myanmar
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 150,344 deaths include 51,212 civilians, with 7,985 children and 5,266 women losing their lives in the three-year-old ... at least 31 people including 9 children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that it has documented 150,344 deaths in the conflict that started in March 2011. The figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462996/syria-conflict-death-toll-reaches-150344-human-rights-group-says
  10. News - China

    Sex workers in China face police abuse, beatings and torture: Human Rights Watch

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:21am by Verna Yu

    ... an end to the abuses or to ensure that women in sex work have access to health services Human Rights Watch She regularly bribes local police so they will not harass her too much. Liu gives them ... by New York-based Human Rights Watch released on Tuesday. The report, based on 140 interviews with sex workers, clients, police, public health officials and NGO workers, found that sex workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237374/sex-workers-china-face-police-abuse-beatings-and-torture-human-rights

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