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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty sees little hope of an end to civil war in one, and systematic oppression in the other Human misery, whether in Syria or N Korea, stains our collective ... against its citizens, including systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation, "wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity", according to Michael Kirby, the retired ...

  2. News - China - LAW

    Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:11am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Attorneys say detention of colleagues in Heilongjiang a landmark case of abuse 'Harassment of rights lawyers rising' Human rights lawyers ... centre in Heilongjiang province in support of the men, further stoking fears that rights activists face greater hostility from the police and the authorities on the mainland. The four lawyers ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Released rights lawyer Zhang Junjie tells of beatings while held for questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... lawyer tells of beatings in custody Fears grew over the fate of three detained mainland human rights lawyers yesterday after another colleague held with them was released and reported being ... in administrative detention for 15 days. Jiang and Tang were accused of "using cult activities to endanger society". It is unclear what Wang was accused of. Fellow human rights lawyers yesterday ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China

    China defends human rights record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... be exercised within China's law Beijing says the human rights situation in China is at a historic best, rejecting comments from a senior US diplomat that the rights situation is deteriorating ... that the Chinese are enjoying unprecedented rights but added those rights must be exercised within China’s law. The remarks came after the annual US-China Human Rights Dialogue was held Tuesday ...

  6. News - China

    US to promote human rights during meeting with China

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States said on Friday that it would seek improvements in China’s human rights record, including its treatment of ethnic minorities, during talks next week in the Asian nation. The United States and China will hold an annual dialogue on human rights Tuesday and Wednesday in the southern city of Kunming, with the US delegation also ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rights activists scoff at 'Uygur terrorist' claims over group of 410 held in Thailand

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian

    ... Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian in Phuket 410 suspects held in Thailand include children and pregnant women, says Human Rights Watch Rights activists scoff at 'Uygur terrorist' claims Claims that a group of suspected Chinese Uygurs in Thailand wanted to be trained as terrorists have been ridiculed by a prominent human rights organisation. Most of those ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Thein Sein to free all political prisoners as Cameron presses on human rights

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier urged the president to defend human rights during talks. Thein Sein promised to take a “zero tolerance approach” to people who “fuel ethnic hatreds” ... as the continuation of your reform process, we are also very keen to see greater action in terms of promoting human rights and dealing with regional conflicts. “We are particularly concerned about what has ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... to shoot him in the head.  The authorities rejected his request for an examination of his injuries, then refused to give him water and food, he wrote. Fellow human rights lawyer Liang Xiaojun, who ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Double standard on Hong Kong human rights

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Scrutiny shows UN criticism of HK human rights unjust Last month marked an important moment in Hong Kong's human rights history: a transsexual woman won her appeal at the Court ... enjoy much more comprehensive human rights than those of many other places. Freedom House, an independent organisation dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, recently reported ...




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