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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1261651/double-standard-hong-kong-human-rights
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1283569/cameron-presses-myanmars-thein-sein-plight-rohingya
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Letters

    Snowden case shows the US no longer respects human rights

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Snowden case shows the US no longer respects human rights Referring to the report: "Snowden blames broken Obama promises in NSA leak" (June 18), promises are made to be broken, ... The self-appointed champion of human rights and freedom is showing its true colours. The US has lost its right to call itself a champion of human rights and it should stop blaming other nations for violating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1267583/snowden-case-shows-us-no-longer-respects-human-rights
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Italian envoy accused of child abuse Philippine police have detained a vacationing Italian ambassador and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he ... from a local child rights group. Catherine Scerri of child rights group Bahay Tuluyan said she and her colleagues saw the foreigner at the resort with three young children aged nine to 12 who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467863/philippine-police-accuse-italian-ambassador-human-trafficking-and-child
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monks' plan to curb Buddhist-Muslim marriages violates human rights, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriages between Buddhist women and men of other faiths, describing it as a violation of human rights, a report said yesterday. "This is one-sided. Why only women? You cannot treat the women ... of Buddhism," the veteran activist said. "It is a violation of women's rights and human rights." Under the proposal- spearheaded by the controversial Mandalay cleric Wirathu- non-Buddhist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1266104/monks-plan-curb-buddhist-muslim-marriages-violates-human-rights-says-suu
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war, says human rights group

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 06:46pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, an activist group said on Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll in the conflict through a network of activists in Syria, released its death toll at a time when hopes for a negotiated settlement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1269544/more-100000-killed-syrian-war-says-human-rights-group
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Web censorship threatens Singapore's financial status: Human Rights Watch

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Internet censorship will 'hurt financial status' Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Singapore was undercutting its status as a financial centre by expanding media ... casts a chill over its "robust and free-wheeling" online communities and will limit Singaporeans' access to independent media, said Cynthia Wong, a researcher at Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1255924/web-censorship-threatens-singapores-financial-status-human-rights-watch
  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Calls for Japanese UN human rights envoy Hideaki Ueda to step down after outburst

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese envoy's outburst causes stir Japan's human rights envoy to the United Nations was yesterday facing calls to quit over a video which showed him shouting at fellow diplomats to "shut up". YouTube footage of the incident at the UN torture committee in Geneva has provoked a storm of criticism on the Internet, with demands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1259402/calls-japanese-un-human-rights-envoy-hideaki-ueda-step-down-after-outburst

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